Okay, I really hope this is in the right place!! So..Yesterday I had a job interview for a law firm which I thought..Hey ive found my dream job here!!..Ill keep the faith!, so id have to work 3 months probation before they decide whether to hire me or fire me basically, but whats really a noodle scratcher is, are probation periods payed? and would I have to let the benefits people know?, even if its not a permanent role? My OH gets ESA, and basically has poured cold water all over my faith!!..Hes mad because its full time and everythings going to get cut if I get offered the job!, so then we'd have to pay half..If not all the rent, council tax (which I hear is like a £1,000 a year )..Honestly id expect to pay that if we were living in London but not Nottinghamshire..Not worth it I say! and of course OH's benefits will be halved, but I don't get why it'd bother him as ill probably be the one paying for everything anyway..With my wages..We did argue and I did say some mean things to him, such as he can stay on the dole all his life if he wants, but I actually want to work! I'm sick of scrimping and saving, and still struggling most weeks to make ends meet!, and I'm also sick of not being able do get nice things for seb! (our son), and shower him with all the things he deserves..And sick of saying to him "No darling, mummy cant afford that as shes got no money until next week"..And I just cant take anymore of living off 80 quid every other week..Its just not enough! So, what would I be entitled to help wise if I did start the job?, baring in mind it'll probably be minimum wage for the first 3 months until probation is over (and they choose to keep me), but even then id still make 15,000 a year..thereabouts, to me that's a lot of money..But OH has finally given it his blessing for me to go ahead!, but has told me that we'll have to figure something out if we're going to get by! Thanks guys!