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My husband works on the air field, and he goes in at 6 a.m. and is supposed to get off at 5 p.m. but lately they've been keeping him later and later, which wouldn't bother me if he had a ride home, and could let me know before 30 minutes past the time hes sup posed to be off. Is there anything I can do, or anyone I can talk to about this? I can understand keeping them 20 minutes behind but 3 out 5 days a week he doesn't get off until 8 and he's not allowed to call me or anything to let me know not to come and wait on the parking lot. And it's cutting into the few hours I do get with him, considering he has to get up at 5, which means to get a decent amount of sleep we have to be asleep by 9. I'm just fed up.......

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Unfortunately, this is pretty normal, especially if they're in a work up or preparing for an inspection. If your husband is concerned about this, he needs to talk to his chain of command. There really isn't anything you can do about it. If you need to talk to somebody about how this is stressing you out, you could try the FRO, the MFLC, or DSTRESS. None of these will change his work situation, but it would give you the opportunity to talk about it with someone who understands. Has he already tried to see if there's a coworker he can carpool with so you don't have to wait? Can he take the car and you just stay home some days? 

Hang in there. It (usually) gets better. My husband had about 2 years of these kinds of work hours, but he's also had periods that are much closer to 7 am to 5 pm. 



TigersGirl said:

Unfortunately, this is pretty normal, especially if they're in a work up or preparing for an inspection. If your husband is concerned about this, he needs to talk to his chain of command. There really isn't anything you can do about it. If you need to talk to somebody about how this is stressing you out, you could try the FRO, the MFLC, or DSTRESS. None of these will change his work situation, but it would give you the opportunity to talk about it with someone who understands. Has he already tried to see if there's a coworker he can carpool with so you don't have to wait? Can he take the car and you just stay home some days? 

Hang in there. It (usually) gets better. My husband had about 2 years of these kinds of work hours, but he's also had periods that are much closer to 7 am to 5 pm. 

No one listens to him and I'don't just be happy if they would give him 5 minutes to call and say he has to stay behind. He doesn't have a valid license yet, and no one lives in the housing near us, so I'm the only choice. Thanks for giving me an answer

That's rough. Is he pretty new to the unit?  Being the new guy sometimes means getting the worst hours and fewest options. I hope he's able to get his license soon!



TigersGirl said:

That's rough. Is he pretty new to the unit?  Being the new guy sometimes means getting the worst hours and fewest options. I hope he's able to get his license soon!

I guess he's kind of new. He got stationed here in February. But since he's come more new people have come in. I just thought it would ease up a little. It's just frustrating not being able to do anything to help. Oh well, at least I asked.

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