Should I Quit My Job So I Can Take Care of My Children Full Time?
Women make a lot of tough decisions in their lives. One of the toughest one yet is deciding on whether to quit job so they could take care of their children full time?
Here are some anecdotes from some people I have talked to regarding this issue.
" I work in the corporate world before but I left my job to take care of my children. My husband earns enough to cover all the costs so I could stay home to manage the family" Sara L.
" After getting married, I only worked for 3 years. Right after having my first child, I left my job because I couldn't bear to send my baby to other people's homes to care". Izah, 38 .
" Before this, my husband and I were both very busy with our respective jobs. The children were left at the day care centers from morning until evening. We felt guilty leaving them that way so after much discussion, we decided that I should quit my job to care for the children" Eva, 40.
" I am not highly educated. I used to work as clerks before I got married. After I got married, I couldn't afford to send my kids to day care centers. So, I made the decision to stay home for them"
" I will never leave my job because with proper planning I can still manage both sides of my life"
" As a full time housewife, I would not recommend any already working mothers to quit their job if they think that will make life less stressful for them. Being a stay at home mum is the most stressful job in the world. At least at work you get to talk to your friends and colleagues but at home, full time housewives tend to be secluded from the rest of the world" Fazz, 42.
" Don't quit your job if you can still find a solution. Plan and manage your times well. Get as many helps as possible from family members and friends. Raising children is never easy. Thats why we need friends and family members around" Ana , 35.
" I left my job 20 years ago when my girl was 2 years old. My husband left me 4 years ago. My eldest daughter has just graduated. She will start her own family soon. I have only the matrimonial home to my name. I hope my daughter will be kind enough to take care of me". Eliza, 52.
" I left my job 15 years ago. My sons are now in college. Soon they will graduate and start their own families".
" In 2010, I took the decision to quit my job because my husband's job requires us to travel to many parts of the world every 5 years or so. So, by quitting my job it was easier to uproot" Maz, 43.