When you get down to it, companies hire the spouse/partner/girlfriend/fiancee when they hire the individual. There is no question that the two for one deal is what companies get. There are two people making the decision, not just one.
How about when companies fire the employee? Don’t they fire the spouse, too? I think so. But one action will likely cause two actions, thus the problem that strains the relationship.
Here are the points I discuss:
- Your spouse thinks you should have seen this job loss coming
- You minimize the impact on the family
- Either laid-off or fired, you dishonestly shared the circumstances of how it happened
- You’re the one freaking out and scaring everyone
- You lack updated and relevant skills to find the job in your career path
- Your spouse knows that you’re lazy and lack the effort it takes
- Both of you are unemployed
- You won’t take on extra chores at home since you have the time
- Money issues exploit the weaknesses
Although we like a peaceful home, if we are honest, we don’t do everything to keep the peace. For many job seekers, they understand the need to get the next job, but mis-judge how to get there. I am sure there are other reasons loved ones go CRAZY during job loss. Perhaps you would like to share or comment. You can leave me a voice mail by pressing the “Send Voicemail” button or leave a comment on the blog.