Crying Daughter

Bahamas
September 21, 2008 1:34pm CST
My daughters have been crying lately for my absence for couples of months now. They asked me to go home soon from my work abroad. I entertain the thought of going home to be with my family but am afraid of not getting a job home and meeting the demands. What should I do?
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4 responses
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
22 Sep 08
that is a hard desission to make ya want to make money to feed them but then ya also want to be home. CAn you put out some feelers for jobs at home so you might have a chance to get a job when ya get home? I do beleive I would go home any how hard on you and child you being away!
• Bahamas
22 Sep 08
Thanks a lot... I'll consider looking for a job near home. I really want to be close to my family...
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I know its very hard to be away from family! specially kids!
@jengrin (947)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
Your little girls really miss you that much. You don't have to worry of not getting a job cause you know that's impossible. You're an asset to any employer so why afraid of not getting a job? It's not you who will look for them but it is them who will look for you. You've been a nice employee ever since so no need to worry. I think it's better to have a simple life and a complete family together rather than having all the demands of life yet you're not with them when they need a father to hug and even talk to. I know you've been doing all this just for them but I know they will still be happy and contented if you're with them.
• Bahamas
22 Sep 08
Hi bestfriend! Nice to hear sensible comments from you. Great thoughts... So, you want me home asap? Just be sure you'll back me up with the business. LOL!
@jengrin (947)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
You have a lot of friends willing to back you up with business. Am I right? You can even work here if you don't want to work in the province. You have a lot of opportunities here. Do you want me to help you look for a job here for you?
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
22 Sep 08
Look at the job market at home and see what your options are. Arrange for interviews during a time where you can visit your family. The way prospective employers will handle this and show interest will give you an indicator as to how marketable your skills are at home and how quickly you will find a job. Considering that you are supporting your family, you should not be without a job for a prolonged amount of time. Your daughters will eventually understand that. Until then arrange for a video uplink through your computer so they can see and talk to you. That should ease the pain a bit. Good luck with the job search.
• Bahamas
22 Sep 08
Thanks a lot for your sensible comments. It's really good to ask for views from other people. I feel lighter with your comments. I might consider going home this Christmas and market myself. Am pretty sure there are lots of jobs out there which would suit my qualifications. Maybe not as high salary as I get here but am close to my family. Great thoughts! Thanks again.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
26 Sep 08
Since u are working aboard, and there's no reason as to why u won't be able to meet the demand in your own home country when u are back.. IN fact, u should be able to work even better and faster, as compared when u are overseas.. If u are really scared about not getting a job once u are back, u can try to take long leave from your existing company instead, spend around 1 month or so with your family, and make them understand that u have to work^_^ SInce u are undecided on long term solutions, try out the short term solution and see how it goes^_^