Not real work??...

@imsilver (1669)
Canada
April 6, 2007 6:01pm CST
I had to go in for a meeting with my SA worker last week to discuss my job situation. I spent 1/2 hour explaining to her how much I've accomplished lately. How I've discovered paid to post and through them I've gotten leads on work from home sites that are free of charge and that I've actually had plenty of opportunities to bid on jobs I can do from home. I went on to explain some of the changes to my website and how I've learned about getting traffic and using advertising on my site and how it's actually beginning to look like I might be making some money online which I've been trying to get started for the past almost 2 years. She listened to it all politely and then told me that I had to get away from my computer and go out and find "a real job". Maybe I'm over-reacting but I felt so insulted when she said that. It's days later and I still feel so insulted whenever I think about it. I think I'm working hard at what I do and I'm good at it. It's finally starting to all come together. I spend a lot more time at work each day than alot of other people do. It's not like this is just a 9-5 job. Some days I'm sitting here from 7 am when I get up with the kids until midnight or later and it'll be work/money related all day. As far as I'm concerned, this is as real a job as any other that I've done only much better because it's all about me and I'm working for myself. Although that means the failures are all mine to but things are actually moving the right direction now and I'm begining to believe that working from home can actually make me enough money to become self supportive.
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
6 Apr 07
What a rude woman and so wrong for her job. She's obviously jealous of your abilities mate. Hers must be such a boring job. Keep doing what you are doing. It's not about what you know it's about who you know. You might meet someone or come across something that will give you a good income and a future as well.
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
I believe that there was only a misunderstanding. For the SA worker, a real job is one which requires one to go out of the house daily, report to an office or anyone else for work and get the wages for it on payday. She cannot perceive how one will be earning by pounding on the computer at home with no bosses to check what our accomplishments are each time.
6 Apr 07
If you are making th emoney that you would "out doing a real job" then carry on with what you are doing and well done. It can be hard to make sucess on the internet but I t hink if you can learn the secrets of it then you could make alot of money. I know if I was ot sit here at the computer though all day I would probably earn about $3 and then I would spend more then that on eBay. I don't know what an SA worker is to be honest but I am thinking it must be a careers advisors of some sort. It would be good if in six months you were so rich that she was beggin gyou to help her on the interent make some money. Lol.
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• United States
22 Apr 07
I think the biggest hang up about working online is people don't want to believe it. They think you're just screwing around wasting your time, mostly because they wish they could do it themselves but don't know where to begin. If she doesn't actually see that you are making money online then something is wrong. She obviously doesn't believe that working online is possible and she should know that it really is a job. One that makes you work harder than others. I know how you feel.
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
If you find that what you are earning now suits you fine, then go ahead with it. The good thing about home-based jobs is, you never leave home while earning. If you are a mom, the advantages gets folded many times over. You will still be able to attend to everything which you must do at home while earning. Nothing at all is being sacrificed just so as to generate some money of your own. Good luck and don't harbor bad feelings for your friend. She just doesn't understand your situation. You can do some explaining to her another time if you want to have her for a referral. There are some persons who are not that easy to convince. But once you have convinced them, you will find out that they get just as much devotion to the task which you do not expect.
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I think she's a rude woman... but worse than that is that she has an outdated perspective on how the world works. The Internet increasingly IS the "new world economy," so to suggest that a "real" job needs to take you away from the computer is basically laughable. Sad as it may seem, a lot of people still think like that... often they are the same people who think the Internet is "evil" and to blame for "the decline of society." I've been making a living through the web for nine years, in spite of which my won mother still says "Yes, that's nice dear, but when are you going to get a REAL job?" The fact that I make more than I am qualified to do for an employer is of little consequence to her... she's from a generation where "being an upstanding citizen" in the community is more important than actually making a living.
@Bizziebod (3526)
14 Apr 07
Gosh, how dare she, alot of people and I mean alot including myself earn money off the internet and enough to live comfortably, so this woman seriously needs a reality check if she thinks its not a 'proper job' cheeky mare! I like you can be on the pc for what seems like days on end earning a living from what we can! Keep up the good work and don't take to heart what this obviously ignorant woman says! Good luck
@mizrak07 (557)
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
Yes it's really irritating some people think that way. I've experienced that same thing a lot, it's like they look down on me. They think I'm wasting my time in front of the computer for hours. I just ignore them, they're people who are tied-up to the idea that a job is something that would require a person to get out of the house, spend 8 hours a day in a workplace. I just do my thing, someday these people are going to see what they're missing.
@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I agree with you, Imsilver, that you can began your own business on the intrnet and that it can become very successful as you say because you've been persistent in surchasing the avenues for info regarding that situation. So don't let anyone discourage you about it. A person I know used to work for me part time for she had two small children at home. Her husband told her that that wasn't a real job so she quit. But that wasn't a good thing to do that quickly before she got another job. For her husband wasn't working steadly nor was he bringing any money into the household. So he should have appreciated what she was doing at the time. And gone out and got a real job for himself.