My mom is in Hawaii, so it is like 5am there so I can't call her for hours still to vent to, and my husband is as upset about the situation as I am! So here I am... sorry if this is really long but I'm really stressed out.
I live in my mother in law's house, rent free, and she and her husband are long distance truck drivers so only come home every 6 weeks or so. I like my mother in law, her husband is a dirty old man (dirty in both definitions... he doesn't wash his hands after using the bathroom and constantly flirts with me). I clean their house, do all the household chores she asks me to do (paint, install new doors, landscape, whatever) which is how we pay rent. I don't have a job, and can't find a job (stupid economy), and therefore my husband and I cannot afford our own place right now. No house is big enough for 2 families, my grandpa always says, but with them gone most of the time we can deal with each other, LOL.
I was going to start a pet sitting business (with my mother in law's permission) and watch people's dogs for them. I had my first job lined up for this Saturday. My mother in law just called and told me that she and her husband had quit their job, because they didn't like the way the company was talking to them when her husband was sick and couldn't drive for a day, and because he's in such a bad mood over it, she said it'd be best if I don't have any additional animals in the house when they get home tomorrow.
I'm not so upset about losing a job. What I (and my husband) ARE upset about is this: this is the 20th job they've had in the past 5 years (rough estimate, it could be more, I'm not exaggerating). They quit every single job because they don't like it when people take a "tone" with them, basically, they refuse to put up with the bull**** everyone else deals with in whatever job they have. They are too immature to deal with people being rude, and overreact every time, and quit perfectly good jobs. Some of these companies they've worked for multiple times. The result goes like this (from when my husband was living here before we married)... they quit a job, come home. MIL's husband is pissed off, sits in front of the tv for 2 weeks. MIL is depressed, sleeps for 2 weeks. They spend another 2 weeks dragging *** looking for another job, till they're completely out of money (did I mention they don't save? They have nothing, NOTHING saved for retirement either), and my husband has to start paying the mortgage (we can't afford rent for our own place as it is, with student loan debt and car loan debt and all the other ****). Then they look for another truck driving job, and usually get one within a few days of looking. Why didn't they start looking earlier? Because they're irresponsible and immature.
It is very likely that sooner or later (maybe this time around) no one is going to want to hire them because of their terrible track record. They won't accept any company that makes them drive the east coast (too hard). And then what? My mother in law hates people, her husband is really at the very edge of not being able to work at all because of his bad driving and record keeping. We can't pay their mortgage forever... it's far more than we could even afford in rent even when I was working!
On one hand, I'm grateful they're letting us stay here. On the other hand, I can't stand it. If it were just my mother in law, it'd be okay. Her husband is disgusting though, I can't stand him. The amount of cleaning I have to do when they're home is easily 5x what I do when they're not, because he is so messy and gross. (I go through lysol like water when he's here).
Even if I got a job today, and we got our own apartment tomorrow, things would STILL be hard because we're the only ones they can come to for money. We're poor too!
I mean, I'm still grateful that they allow us to stay here, but irritated at the same time over their behavior! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!