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Posted 10/21/15 , edited 10/21/15

Awaken_Riceball_ wrote:
You're right, it is emphasize. I used the one for sharing feeling between another person. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks for confirming. I just saw the title and was wondering. Now I've changed it.

I'm pretty much a loner so I don't much emphasize family, but at this stage in my life and work I do put a bit more emphasis on personal stuff, and wouldn't want a job where it was really hard to do personal things that are important to me. My boss, when she has to go get medical stuff done, always, in addition to letting us know, would still say "you can reach me on my cell phone..." And I'm thinking, you know boss, we can survive for a few hours without you go get your medical stuff taken care of and stop thinking about work for a couple of hours!!

But I think it is generally healthy to give work the emphasis sometimes.
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Posted 10/21/15 , edited 10/21/15
Depends. I don't have my own kids or anything yet but there has to be a balance. There's no point in earning a ton of money if you're not going to use it and it serves no purpose for emergency use. And you need money if you want to care for your family.

Since my current and immediate family members are all fairly old, I'd say that my emphasis is shifting toward work. Aunt and uncle have their retirement stuff sorted out, and my grandma has most of her things planned out as well. I need to prepare for my own future and must work for both pay and experience so I can be completely independent.

Currently, I'm making around $30-$35k a year before taxes, which is pretty bad considering how many years I was educated and that I pay all my taxes and have loans and insurance and other stuff to pay. The only reason I'm not struggling is because I don't need to pay rent right now. My goal is probably a modest $50k per year and then I'll see what I can do to improve that from there. I'm not a habitual spender.
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I'm a mom who works full time with two kids under 6. Work-life balance is difficult. I love my job because it provides my kids the life that they want, at the same time, I have passed up promotions because it requires me to pull longer hours at work than what I would like. My kids are only young for a short period of time, so I try to be there as much as I can. No matter how tired or less sleep I have, I'm always interested in whatever they are in. I help my school-aged daughter with homework, make that clown costume in the middle of the night for clown week, attend meetings whenever my schedule permits. It is tiring but it can be done if you're determined to do it.
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With my future family, family would always come first, duh. My kids, my husband, if they came after.. what's the point?
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