Passed Over For a Job, Need Ideas To Cheer Hubby Up

Hey everybody, my poor husband is so exhausted from working 2 jobs lately. He works full-time at Coca-Cola (5:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm) and then goes straight to work at Home Depot and works til' closing there. Well, a better paying position became available at Coke and he wanted it so badly (he is delivering cokes now and has been there 8 years AND he has a degree in Business Management!) It was a supervisor position.


Well, he called me this morning almost in tears and said he didn't get the job. They gave it to a young guy who has only been there 2 years! I need to think of something really nice to do for him today before he gets home... to cheer him up. He works his tail off and deserves a reward. My mind is blank.

He's really been wanting the new Elvis CD (the remix version) and WalMart told me it's not available til' Tuesday.

I need help today, any ideas?!


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April 29, 20050 found this helpful

iTunes has the Elvis Remastered album for 9.99 downloadable. Any computer can use iTunes. It's a great site and you can buy music one song at a time or by the album then burn them onto CD or just leave them for your music files. That way you could get him the music before Tuesday.


That would be a nice surprise for him.

So sorry that the better job didn't work out. I think when people experience a rejection such as not getting a job they want, it's important that he knows that he's #1 with you. Also, when we want that we don't get it may be that there is something better that will come along.

Best Wishes and let us know what you do.
Susan from ThriftyFun

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April 29, 20050 found this helpful

I think" family friendly" ideas are good to post here so that children can receive inspiration as well. It is wonderful to read about a lady who would like to cheer and encourage her husband. Perhaps having a few of his very close friends over, if he would like that, would be a fun time for him.


If he felt he needed to talk, he could do that. Friends are great support and we need them in these times. You could have a few simple snacks and just relax for the evening with these people. We all wish you and your family the very best!

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By Debbie (Guest Post)
April 29, 20050 found this helpful

That's so sad.

You could make him a card. Just typing paper with colored pencils, pens, or crayons should be good. Inside, you could put a certificate good for one CD on Tuesday.

Make him his favorite supper, dessert, or drink.

You could set up a treasure hunt. He finds the first note somewhere you know he will see it (toilet flushing handle?). It says something nice, and then to look somewhere obscure (under the sink?). Then there's another nice note. Then continue until you get to the small treat at the end. Favorite candy?


Something physical: backrub, neck rub, kisses, or whatever his favorite is.

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April 29, 20050 found this helpful

My husband is a burly guy, but believe it or not he likes bubble baths. Scrub the tub, put a candle in the bathroom, and use it as the ONLY LIGHTING. Draw him a big tub of fluffy bubbles, slosh your hand in the tub to makes lots of bubbles. Give him his favorite beverage to sip while he soaks, no matter if it is a beer, mixed drink, glass of wine, soda or coffee. Warm up your biggest fluffiest towel in the dryer and wrap him in it YOURSELF when he gets out of the tub. I garantee he will forget his woes for a few minutes, anyway!!

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By Nativegirl (Guest Post)
April 30, 20050 found this helpful

Your husband sounds like a wonderful man!! You are lucky to have each other. If you have kids, let someone take care of them for the night, and make a certificate good for the Elvis CD, and wrap it and yourself in saran wrap.


After (or before, if you want) whatever ensues, a really nice favorite dinner and beverage would be great. Tell him to keep his chin up, and give him all the love you can.

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May 2, 20050 found this helpful

Hi, I don't know how old your husband is, (the older man usually always gets the raw deal) but this happens everyday somewhere. The guy who usually gets the job either hasn't been on the job long, or isn't as schooled as your husband. The employer is probably paying the lucky recipient a smaller fee than he would have if he'd had to hire your husband. It's a shame that this is the way it is these days. It's alway the almighty dollar. They always hire the guy who barely knows the job so they don't have to pay him the wages they would as someone as qualified as your husband. Tell your husband to keep his chin up, because he's the better person. Best of Luck in the future.

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By Summer (Guest Post)
May 2, 20050 found this helpful

No matter what! Tell him... "you are the sexiest, most amazing man I have ever known. I am sooooo proud of you and love you for what you do for me and our family. You are strong and brave and I think you are the the most amazing man I've ever met and our family and me are so grateful to have you".


Men need comliments or they will look elsewhere to find them. Don't ever take for grantid the things they do for you and your kids. I know we look for recognition, too, but men need to hear it and feel it more than we do... (Men forget to tell us... but they miss it/us when we are gone)
A special thing to do for him?
A sexy night? Sexy underwear?
Or would he prefer golf or a poker night out with the guys?
Men are hard to figure out.
We want them to be a certain way... But, they're not.
Encourage a night out with the "guys", showing that you are stong and confident in your relationship.
I ordered a years subscription to Maxim magazine for my husband one year for Christmas.
He was "blown away" that I encouraged him to read about relationships and look at pretty women...
It is funny... When you tell your man to go out and have fun with the boys, and you can't wait for him to get home, they always seen to come home "early"...
So, what to do for him??? Tell him how great you know he is and ask him what he wants... He may surprise you and tell you he wants just "you". Knowing he is appreciated is comforting enough.
Keep telling him... because we all like to hear compliments, right?

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July 18, 20050 found this helpful

This comes from a man whose wife treated to a warm bath and a real ice cold beer sat by the tub and candles all over the bathroom. Then she came in and washed my back. It was enjoyable for both. I hope you both enjoy

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August 26, 20050 found this helpful

I know when I come home from a 20-hour shift at the hospital, I like dim lights, soothing music, like Elvis, a lovely private meal waiting, followed by a warm bath and massage. How relaxing for a tired body and soul.

Man or woman, it hits the spot every time.

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December 28, 20050 found this helpful

Guys aren't hard to figure out (I'm a guy), they're not changing their minds every minute like women. Just ask him what he wants. Tell him you want to do something special for him on day x, and what would he like? Most guys appreciate directness. Guys are not subtle.

Myself, I hold a lot of tension in my face so I like a face rub or back rub.

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By Bonnie (Guest Post)
June 15, 20070 found this helpful

Poor guy - how about cooking his favorite dinner and/or a special dessert as a treat for him?

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By PuppyLove (Guest Post)
July 17, 20070 found this helpful

Wow it is funny how we really all experience the same things but at different times. The same thing happened to my husband today. So I jumped on the Internet looking for ideas on how to cheer him up. This was the first thing that popped up on the list, fate works in mysterious ways. :-) I think there are so many great ideas on here. So thank you to the woman who posted this and thank you to the people who took the time to respond. You all have helped probably more people then you even know.



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