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Is it Time to Leave Your Job?

In career, family life, motherhood, parenthood on August 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm

For some moms, going to work is an easy choice because they love their jobs, but for other moms working is simply a choice dictated by financial need. Sometimes though, a job may end up not being worth that paycheck. Here are a few situations in which you may want to give your two weeks’ notice whether permanently or temporarily.

Work Stress

Do you come home with constant agita, migraines, nausea, or other health issues? Are you having trouble sleeping? Is work stress and problems spilling into your home life? Is it impossible to just leave work at work? If you answered yes, it sounds like your job has become a pressure cooker. Add bonus points if you’ve lost or gained a considerable amount of weight.

Is this stress affecting not just you but also your family members? If you find yourself snapping at your kids, distracted while playing with them, forgetting family events, or struggling to keep up at home and work, your work stress may be affecting more than you alone.

Read More: Is it Time to Leave Your Job?

Work- Life Balance Isn’t Easy,

Laura

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  1. As a career woman and mom your piece hit home for me as just recently I made the transition from full-time career woman and mom, to per-diem career woman and mom; in an effort to find that elusive work-life balance. It was the birth of my third child that really left me questioning my ability to “do it all.” How could I possible work full time and while trying to find time to be there for my children and husband. Forget the household and the chores – all that came late at night when everyone was finally in bed, if at all (who needs clean socks and underwear anyway?). Everyone needed me but there just wasn’t enough of me to go around. After many long talks with my husband about our options we settled on my going per-diem (I am a nurse) rather than me leaving my profession all together. I wasn’t ready to walk away from a career I had worked hard to build and a calling I loved – I just wanted to do it less and be there for my family more. And of course there were the financial issues to consider as well. Greatly reducing our income has not been without its own challenges and stressors as my husband has taken on the additional workload. However, the payoff, as you eluded to, has been priceless as it relates to the children. I am now able to be there so much more for them. I am able to assist with homework and attend the school functions of my older children – who are at those pivotal ages where it is key to foster a love of learning. I am also able to enjoy my toddler – a luxury that was never an option when my older children were younger. Spending time with her has been a joy. I am grateful for this opportunity.

    • Thanks so much for reading & sharing your experience. I am sure it will pan out for you and when the kids are old enough you will still have your toe in to go back full-time if you decide!
      Enjoy the time with the kids 🙂

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