Monday, February 04, 2008

On having children in the Corporate World...

The word "motherhood" is an undefied term in the corporate world. Its been an agony for me to survive in the corporate world, not on a professional level, but on a more personal level. I am torn by my feelings as a mother, as my need to be resposible for my children's well-being, for their everyday lives, and between my career.
Alot of you would say, if someone felt that way, they should just quit and be a lady of leisure, but that is not even an option for us as a middle-income family.
Our working hours are going to be hiked up soon and will probably be till 5.30 pm, which is crazy for someone with 5 & 3 year old children.

My children are my first priority hands down, and I'm sorry if tha is my number one objective, because in the corporate world they want to work you to the bone, so you can help in generating the highest possible revenues for the company you work for, and at the end of the day come back to a grumpy family, who gives you dirty looks for being out of the house all day, to children who have no interest but to watch TV, watch TV, and watch more TV. Children who need to ask you if "you still love them" ...

Ohh the agony.

I'm at a crossroads, I need to put my priorities straight, but then again, I know what my priorities are, I love the line of work at at the moment but hiking the working hours like this without prior notice is really a disgusting thing to do.

The only thing I'm dpending on is that someone would consider Flexi-Hours, whereby we could show up at the office earlier in the day so that we could leave earlier than 5.30pm, and I would even ditch the lunch break...

I want to have a life,,,,



Peace,
SoulSearch

2 comments:

Lulwa said...

I'm tempted to say that I know what you mean, and that I feel your pain, but not quite... Being a mother is an amazing job, but it's equally tough. Every mother should be praised day & night for the amazing work that they do and juggle on a daily basis.
:)
Thank for your comment by the way...

SoulSearch said...

Thanks Lulwa for your support. Our working hours have been hiked, and there's isn't much we can do. I miss my kids alot and I don't know what to do...I might have to look for an alternative. Somewhere with more friendly working hours... Thanks for stopping by...
Peace,
SoulSearch