do you prefer to work or stay at home?

working mother  - for discussion
South Korea
January 4, 2010 11:20pm CST
im a housewife, and being a mother of 2 i feel bored at home both of my kids went to school so if ever im alone i feel so bored and our telephone bills goes up every month. i was very concerned wasting money without nothing to do so i dicided to work partime and my life changes.i become busy all the time and i personlly pity about my family,coz sometimes i cannot cook instead we eat outside or i cant do some household.i feel so bad but i need to have a job.how about you guys do think staying at home is better than having a job?pls.share
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28 responses
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
For me, I would want to have a job and help my hubby with earning money for the family. Times are hard and we need to help each other out. I think what's important here is that you should know how to manage your time. Work for the usual 8 hours a day then divide the rest of the time for your family and home.
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
yes youre right, thanks..have a nice day
@ka10kk (61)
• Australia
5 Jan 10
why wrok at home when you can work in a big company wiht lot of people, talk , make friends :D othet stuff .
@liumay88 (46)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
For me, I would prefer to work from home if I have kids. However, if you choose to work in an office, I guess it would be better if you have flexible working hours so that you still can have time with your family. I guess everyone have different opinions and it all depends on what you really want in life. I believe time management is really important when it comes to working and taking care of your family at the same time.
• South Korea
6 Jan 10
yes,youre right thanks
@drakesuyat (1063)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
my wife works in other country and im a full time househusband. i watch over my kids everyday. its really making me bored sometimes. i would want to go back to work but having a child with special needs make things not that easy coz i cant just leave her to anyone available and uneducated about her case. it will only make things worst for sure. although if there is an opportunity to work at home, much better. right now i have no other choice but to stay with my kids. we have plans of putting up a business so my wife wont be needing to work far from us. happy mylotting marketing07
• South Korea
6 Jan 10
i think you have a very tough job too..i hope you can put up a good business goodluck.
@vivianchen (2648)
• China
6 Jan 10
I don't know how to choose either if i am in your situation. But what i will do is that i will look for some work that i can do it at home. Like those handmade stuff that we can finish at home, and then when it's about time to cook, i can stop the work and cook, then have dinner with family, watch TV with kids, play with them for a little bit, and the work can be saving to do it tomorrow. I know it might not be easy to find that kind of work, but if you look for it, you will find it. Good Luck!
• South Korea
6 Jan 10
oh yes some housewife do that kind of work at home here in my country...but some housewife also complaining about the pay and instead they dont have much time at home either.
@emediloy (701)
• Indonesia
6 Jan 10
i started stay at home when i got married.it have been 2 years.in the first time of course it feel so bored.especially when you haven't got a child,like me.but i try to enjoy by doing something fun or doing my hobbies.
• South Korea
6 Jan 10
thanks for sharing.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 10
Hi marketing, I too feel in this way my dear if staying alone at home without any interesting things to do. It’s true that we would feel lonely when the husband is leaving for work and the kids have gone to school. I like to have companion at home and I would feel happy to do the same monotonous daily routines at home if there is someone to talk with Nowadays I’m glad that I have got two part time jobs. Therefore I spend a couple of hours working outside four days a week. Stay away from home for three hours or so won’t affect me to take care of my family for sure. After signing up as myLot member I enjoy reading and writing posts here on and off while doing household chores. Besides getting the extraneous income, these really make my daily life diversified and full of joy and fun as well. Hopefully you will find a desirable job or other interesting things to do so that you won't feel bad anymore Take care and happy posting
• South Korea
6 Jan 10
i have 3 patime jobs from monday to friday so saturday and sunday i still have to meet some business associate..so really i feelso bad about my family..thanks ikboo happy newyear..
@bingchen (1126)
• China
6 Jan 10
if it is me,i like to stay at home and work,because i dont like to find a job and wrok for my boss,i always be limited for my work and behaivour,i would be willing to stay at home and work online,i often write something online and earn money,i like this life and feel free,at the same time i plant fruit trees and raise lots of chickens and dont let my life bored
• South Korea
6 Jan 10
wow..maybe if i stay like your house i will do the same with you, as i love gardening but unfortuntely my husband like to stay on the city so i have no choice..thanks
@DOLLYBABY (2536)
• United States
6 Jan 10
i prefer to have a job than to be at home being bored 24/7,when you have a job to go to everyday and work it's a surety you know where you income coming from,being at home bored is not gonna provide the money to put food on the table nor pay the bills or to provide you with clothing,having a job is the best and right choice for anyone than staying home.
• South Korea
6 Jan 10
oh yes,thanks a lot
@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
6 Jan 10
HI, you said you have two children right? I have 2 and my 5 years old go to school and my 2 is still in day care. I also work, but I have to make my time worth for my family. I love them so much and I prefer to wake up really early to go to work and able to pick my 5 year old and my 2 and able to cook and clean the house as well. each day i make up my own schedule to run my daily basic. If I really tired then I have to wait for weekend to clean up my house... but about food, I always cook for them. I think you work only part time then you have a lot time to do your schedule... I work from 5am to 2pm and start again 5pm-9pm.
• South Korea
6 Jan 10
hi..your great yes i do work partime but aside from working i still have a home a small business to takecare too..thanks for sharing
• China
5 Jan 10
at first ,i'm a chinese people,my English is not well,please help me a lot,Next no,I don"t agree with this option ,though you hava warm home,but very people will Dieup by time,one by one, this family will be not take something happys for you!!
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
thank you for sharing.
• China
5 Jan 10
I think People can not out of society,to find a part-time job maybe is a good idea,either could take care of your family and earn money .
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
thank you.
@sifuku (60)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 10
for me, i suggest you quit your job and be housewife again. plz think, is it worth when the part time job to be one major coz your family will destroy? think about it, the money will get anywhere, but a happiness family cannot get it anywhere.
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
thank you very much.
@Esmechan (53)
• China
5 Jan 10
Have you looked for a job, which could be executed at home ? That is what i want as well. You can look after your family, at the same time you will not miss your career. But i supposed such kind of job is quite limited. You can think about it.
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
yes, thanks
• Malaysia
5 Jan 10
There are two sides to these two choices. At work, we are exposed to a life outside of home, which means that we are able to interact and improve on our social skills. However, it also means that we meet all kinds of people, and some days, we just wish that we can avoid rude and insensitive people at any cost. Staying at home gives one a lot of personal time, and a chance to work and play at one's own pace. However, this also means that one does not break out of routines and expectation produced from interaction with multiple acquaintances. One man's cup of tea is not necessarily others'. I prefer staying at home. I am the type who are alright with socializing, and as well as having my time to myself within the four walls of my home. I have enjoyed both, but I personally feel that I rest better when I am alone. I enjoy my 'alone' time.
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
wow..thats good thanks for sharing
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
5 Jan 10
Ok I too had two girls to raise but I had to work. I worked for 32 years and now I find myself without a job for the past year in a half. I take care of my granddaughter while her parents go to work. I'm also taking a writing course. I do keep busy because that is the type of person I am. I need to be busy all the time. However, as much as I would have loved to be home while my girls were growing up I know I would have went crazy with boredom. So I would say I would rather be working a full time job out of the house. Unless there was of course a great job working from home paying good money, but that never really happens. I guess once you have worked for 32 years its hard to accept that your not working and its also very scary. If I was 62 years old I wouldn't care to much but at 53 years old its a very scary wondering when or who would want to hire me at my age.
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
oh yes! its really hard to accept, hope everythings goes fine even if you stay at home..goodluck
@jeiay41 (675)
• United States
5 Jan 10
Get a call agent representative job that make you work from home. Good thing if you know some work experience regarding that specified job. Goodluck.
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
thats great! thanks
@youless (93751)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jan 10
I am very glad to see you are back. It seems you have been away from Mylot for a long time. In fact I prefer to stay at home as I can have plenty of free time to do what I like. And I think perhaps I can take good care of my family. But the disadvantage is I may feel bored to be alone at home sometimes. And if my friends have their own careers, it seems I will be outdated since I don't have a contact with the society. And the income will decrease since I don't work. So currently I have to go to work. As it is easy to stay at home rather than finding a good job:) I love China
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
hi youless nice to see you..yes youre right thanks for sharing..have a nice day
@hatimyal (1517)
• India
5 Jan 10
I would prefer to work rather thn sit at home and do online stuff. Btw if i m making around 6 figure income online thn i would do online jobs. :P Other than that i would go out and work. Regards
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
thanks for sharing..have a nice day
@Latalia (37)
• United States
5 Jan 10
I enjoy staying at home, mostly because I have no choice but to stay at home. If I could work from home, then I would love that, because I could take care of my mother, and still help out with the bills, mostly because they go up every month.
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
thanks for sharing..have a nice day
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
Given a chance, I will prefer to work at home because the comfort is there. Plus you save yourself the hassle of commuting, and the expensive gas money, not to mention the maintenance of your car. Another thing you can save money because you don't have to eat out and spend a hefty amount of cash over fast food chains and restaurants. One thing too is you save detergent and water because you don't change clothes that often as compared to working outside. The best part of working at home is you take hold of your time. That is you can start your work at your own time and you don't have to clock-in or clock-out inside an office. You also save yourself the angst over a very rude boss. In fact you don't have to work with somebody you don't even like, which is pretty cool. The bad thing about working at home is you get to spend a lot on elecricity because you can be hooked online with your computer for almont 18-20 hours straight. Plus you may have no socializing skills because you work alone without any co-workers around. It's same like your shutting yourself from the world. Have you watched the movie "The Net" starred by Sandra Bullock? yes this is an old film but that can be an example of somebody working at home online...everything she relied on the internet, even her groceries and bills. Not a healthy lifestyle perhaps. One bad thing about working at home online is you earn slow, there are I guess only few fortunate ones who earn a lot here. In this manner, I do hope some of these people could share their tips on how to really earn big online.
• South Korea
5 Jan 10
thanks..have a nice day