Everyday life of a truckers wife
Well my husband works for an independent company...who will remain nameless....because we have issues with the owner who won't pay in a timely manner.
Between us we have 5 kids, thankfully only one at home. I also work full time. So I have to negotiate babysitters, pick ups from school, paying all the bills and get to work on time on a daily basis.
It gets really frustrating when the owner of the truck owes my husband money and it's like pulling teeth to get it. Would love to turn him into someone (organization) if I knew who to contact.
I have to go to the food bank weekly just to feed our child, but I bet his bills get paid. My husband busts his you know what...for what I'm wondering.
However my husband loves what he does, and has been a driver for many yrs. I would never think about asking him to find a new career, that just wouldn't be fair.
He would really love to have his own truck, but unfortunately due to divorces on both sides our credit won't allow for that at this time.
It's really hard not to put a lot of the frustration on him. But I'm a pretty independent person with a good amount of support which helps a great deal.
I do all I can to try and not stress him out while he is trying to support his family, however when bills start piling up, I have to speak up, or call his boss.
I really hate contacting his boss, but when I'm facing eviction because he hasn't paid my husband for his miles then I have to rear my ugly head as a mother supporting a child....DON'T MESS WITH MY KID AND THEIR STABILITY!!!! Not cool.
I truly love my husband and the fact that he sacrifices his time at home to support us, just wish his boss would pay him per load, weekly or at least consistently so I could do my job on this end.