Life Without A Work Again!

Philippines
November 21, 2012 1:46am CST
I had just quit my job and I felt so easy that I have a control of my time, now. No one is commanding me here and there and no stress of meeting deadlines. It is really a new easy living. The problem is I have no fixed income resources. I am just investing time with my family and in a way, I find it fulfilling. My son is always thankful that he sees me everyday by his side taking care of everything he needs and wants. I have mixed emotions. I am happy to do full-time motherly tasks as well as somewhat regretting of being paid regularly. Life without a work is never a new thing to me because it is my second time to quit great jobs for the sake of my family. Well, this time, it is easier to carry because I really had made a million thinking before tendering my resignation. Life without work again? Happier emotionally even if it is harder financially.
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16 responses
@Ahana123 (139)
• India
21 Nov 12
There are millions of women who feels the same. Being at home is a temporary phase in you life. You can enroll for some professional online course to upgrade yourself while you are at home. This can make you a more qualified person & you can get a better job when you want to get back to job. Anyway thanks for sharing your experience.
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
Thanks for the comment. You suggested me to do the right thing while at home. I will try it soon.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
For every action there is always and opposite equal reaction. I am sure that you are quit enjoying your free time right now. That is certainly good for you and your family. The only problem perhaps right now is the financial aspect. But of course, I ma sure that even at home, you can find some ways to do a littler on the sideline, that is is if you really must or you really need to. You can even concentrate in earning online. That way, you stay at home and enjoy and earn along the way.
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
Yes jpso138. You are very right. Thanks for the suggestion.
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
hi there, as i have read your post, i guess you just did the right thing. that you just give too much importance on the people you loved most. and doing that decision is not regrettable. that the only thing you just need to do now is to find a way on how to earn an extra while doing your task at home. and perhaps through this way, you can easily make an adjustment. i guess, finding a home-based job is advisable isn't it.
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
hi airasheila. Thanks for the comment but I am sorry for not responding quickly. Tasks at home and small business in the town are not giving me enough time to set back and relax and open my laptop. I am also trying to figure out whether to continue the business or find jobs online that would give me enough earnings too. It is not easy for me to do all the household chores everyday.
@averygirl72 (12356)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
I feel the same way every time I quit a job. If there is a choice we certainly don't want to work or be trapped or stressed out with our job but we do it for the money. I quit jobs many times because it's killing me already, the environment is rough and highly controlled. If only we can find jobs right at our home where we see our loved ones often yet we get good amount of income daily.
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
I know some who had quit job and employed online. So, she has been working online from the moment she had resigned day job. However, I have not yet tried doing what she has been doing. It seemed that I could actually barely do it because of limited ability and weak eyes infront of unit.
@francesca5 (1344)
21 Nov 12
a common problem, looking after children is an undervalued, but very important job. my only advice would be that children grow up quicker than we think, so keep your skill levels up so that you can back to work when he gets older.
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Thanks for the advice. That also has been in my mind.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
21 Nov 12
It is hard for me to consider quitting my job because I have a family to support and because I am the breadearner of the family. Often I would think unrealiastically if only I won a lot of bonus or lottery. Then I could stay home without having to work. But it is only some kind of imagination. Anyway, I feel happy and I am happy to have always the chance to work in the same school for so many years. I am content with my work and pay. I cherish my work as well. Thanks for the discussion and take care, keshlois.
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Thanks williamjisir. It is also good for you to be content with your current work and compensation. Keep enjoying your work.
• Romania
21 Nov 12
Good for you.If you can afford,it is better to give more time to family.Of course not everyone has this opportunity.
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Thanks for the comment. Sorry for the late reply. I could hardly log in when I am at home. Yeah, It is good to give more time to my family but I have to live a simple life because of financial constraints.
• India
16 Feb 13
Well leaving a job have its advantages as well as disadvantages. The advantage will be that there will be no one dictating terms to you what to do what not to do and also you will have full free time to enjoy with your family persons and cherish those little moments as well that you missed while working. The disadvantage will be that you will not have any fixed income source now so financially it affects to leave a stable job. But you have considered it many times before taking this step so you must be right at your decision. So enjoy quality time with your family at home.
• Philippines
22 Nov 12
I also just quit my job recently. It's really a hassle so I figured I need a break from it all. Now, I'm more relaxed, less stressed, and I have more time to exercise. Although, for the past few days, I've been waiting for results regarding my application on other companies since I need a job for extra cash. Can't forget to be responsible.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
22 Nov 12
It feels really happy relaxing and spending time with our family. However, it is so hard to get through if there's a family we have to support. I am single without my own family and I many times quit my job. The last time that I decided to quit, I find it harder to live without a job because I feel being a burden to my family. Now that I have a job again, I am back to supporting them and hopefully earn for myself as well. Sometimes we need to sacrifice something just so we can give our family a better life.
• China
22 Nov 12
Hi dear friend,let's shake hands because I just quit my job last week as I can't stand my crazy boss any more,besides,my former job is really tough and always full of many impossible tasks. Any way,firstly I think I need to take a good rest then I will look for my next job,really wish I can find a much better job very soon because my saving can not support me for long. Good luck for both of us.
• United States
21 Nov 12
I do hope your able to manage foood and a roof over your head while not working. I know your son loves you being there. but,I am sure he loves eating better.
@Keynote (399)
• India
21 Nov 12
yes, exactly. finance is important wish people find the job which is less stressful and more enjoyable. Till the people find jobs which exactly suits their temperament and skills people gone feel the way you are feeling.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
Good for you! You should cherish every moment with your family. I wish I could do the same but I'm the only one currently working and quitting my job would bring lots of problems and worries for my family.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
I have been through that crossroad 5 years ago. And I chose to be a stay at home mom instead. I know that it will be a bit harder for us to make end meet but this is a decision that I think would make me whole as a person. I must admit that being a stay at home mom is not that easy, but it is fulfilling to know that I am hands on rearing my kids.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
21 Nov 12
Hi, I had also quit my job. I had problems with my boss. He was forcing me to go to Mumbai but I could not leave my home because my wife is disabled. She can not live alone in the night. For the whole day she can manage to live alone. so I took the decision to quit job. I also have feelings like you. I am living happily with my wife, no tension, no bossing. My son has good paying job and I am working an insurance adviser.