Are you embarrassed about your work situation?

Canada
January 19, 2007 4:00pm CST
Whenever people ask me what I do work-wise, it's always a little embarrassing to answer. I don't work, period. I live with my boyfriend and he works. I'm not saying that I didn't work, in fact I've worked straight from when I was 15 up until two months ago. It's not that I don't want to work, I just didn't want my old job anymore. Whenever someone, whether online on in real life, asks me what I do for a living, I feel embarrassed telling them that I sit at home all day when my boyfriend works. Do any of you guys ever feel embarrassed about your current work situation, whether it be unemployed, your job, etc.?
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• United States
20 Jan 07
Sometimes I am embarrassed when I tell people that I'm a stay at home mother. I know that I'm doing a good thing being a stay at home mother but sometimes I would like to bring home the money for my husband to be proud of.
• Canada
20 Jan 07
I plan on being a stay at home mother, I think that in itself is a full time job.
@cheribam (448)
• United States
13 Apr 07
If people ask you again about your work, then tell them that you are at rest, on a vacation maybe. Don't feel embarassed with the way people ask you about your work situation. Just think that they are like dogs who wants to sniff something from you... Girl, Walk with your head up high...
@Eisenherz (2912)
• Portugal
22 Jan 07
I don't think you should take any embarassmente about your current situation, it's your option and that's all that should matter. As long as you have a caring husband bringing income home and that this matter doesn't constitutes any problem between you both, why should it matter what the rest of the world thinks? I'll also go and wish you luck for wanting to become a full-time home mother, it's not a thing that is seen too much these days anymore, or at least not as much as before, and I agree that it is probably as exhausting as any full-time job of this world would be.
@mom2boys (334)
• United States
20 Jan 07
no i am a stay at home mom and enjoy what i do..one day i will be working though.
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
im not embarrassed im tired right now with my current work situation. it's so stressfull, but i can't give them up, im afraid i wont be able to get another job thats why i stay.