when your family members just deny to understand what you work at....

@subha12 (18463)
India
May 29, 2008 1:28am CST
Currently I am facing this problem. Actually in daily life, we come across many things that are just like that. Its like I can't make them understand how serious the work in terms of job in my case. They just want me to leave office after first half in next week for 2 days. But there are critical issues at work. those should be performed by me only. But they think I am just making an excuse for noty coming. I have talked with them but it is not helping. They just seem will not understand. I can no way neglect that work. Now I am planning to take some print out of the mails i have got instructing me to do those work... Any input welcome
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
29 May 08
I used to have this problem also. My husband and /i both work seven days per week now. My husband lost a good paying job last September and now he makes alot less money. We both have to work seven days per week to try to make up for the loss. We also have to make sure to have enough money to buy food, a few extras and pay the bills. We cannot get if we do not work all of these hours right now.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
30 May 08
its sad when your own parents do not undertsnad you. then its very natural that others will also not believe you.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
29 May 08
Wow, it is taking you showing them proof of the work you have been assigned for them to believe you? I can't believe that. I am sorry that you are going through what seems to be a trust issue with your family. I hope that you can sort this out with them quickly.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
30 May 08
Actually they are not at all flexible in their attitude. they want to thrash their decision on me. it seems they just think I am making excuse.
• Indonesia
1 Jun 08
I know how you feel. there are some members of my family that are just ignorant about my duty at work. they often 'forced' me to leave the office or even when I'm still in the middle of my work. I am in critical position at work as some tasks are not to be delegated. so yeah, when they just accused me of making an excuse to not coming with them, I had no choice except to show them the 'proof' of the non-delegate-able duty to shut their mouths. :(
• Thailand
30 May 08
I think we should make a balance between time that spend for work and time give to family. Why not use my method.? Monday to Friday .I worked hard and be at home around 9.00-10.00 pm.But on Sathurday and Sunday I stay home.
@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
30 May 08
dear friend, thats the matter about family and job. i just ever had the same experience and condition as like you faced at this moment. on that time, i tried my best to explain them about the urgency of my work which wasn't able to leave by me on that time. and they still didn't understand it at all just like your case. on that time, after so many consideration i just stick with my working job and could not attenting their occassion. i knew it was hard decission but i more concern to my futures. no matter how, still i could not always depend on my family. not all of time that they would always support my basic life needs. thats being the factor that i sticky to my job although it made them have different opinion about my self, but i don't take it too much bother