Tuesday, July 24, 2012


This has quickly become one of my favorite sayings.

We spend more time at work than we do with our loved ones.
Or spending time doing the things we enjoy.

We fall in the routine of waking up, getting ready, going to work and then having just a few hours of the day to spend at home until it is time to go to sleep.

 We wake up and do it all over again.

We often go places for a job that without it there would have been no way you would ever have lived there.

Instead of having the (1) job you are hired for, you end up taking the place of about (3) people so the company can cut back on payroll...all while paying you the same.

Some of us are fortunate enough to be able to stay at home if we like, but we work to have our own spending money.

I have found myself questioning if it is worth it?

Is it worth it to work at a job where you have to work a different schedule than your spouse?

Is it worth it to have to work on weekends when everyone else has off?

Is it worth it if you are trying to request off work for Thanksgiving to spend time with your family and they do not want to honor your request?

Is it worth doing something you don't love?

What are your thoughts on this issue?
Do you have to often work weekends at your job?
Do you love your job?

enough about that little rant...
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  1. something i always have to tell myself is that "its a job". yes the money is important but a job does not equal my life. love this post!

  2. this quote is perfect! so true!

    my husband is a police officer... therefore he sometimes has to work night shift (4 or so months out of the year. our schedules are often opposite. sometimes he has to miss the holidays and its tough... but its what he LOVES to do.

    and thankfully my job is very flexible and i am able to adjust my schedule sometimes. thats why i am happy with this job, really. its definitely not my dream job- but i could not ask for better employers who understand that work is not everything.

  3. I totally agree! I try to remind myself to just enjoy the little things. I really like the name of your blog - great choice. And your blog design is very pretty. Excited to be a new follower :)

  4. Love this post more than words can say! I agree with you 100%. That's part of the reason I went into the field of teaching! :) have a fabulous day, girl!

  5. Love it! The more I got into my degree, the more I realized what I thought I wanted to do (working in college/pro sports versus a high school) was NOT what I wanted. The time constraints were ridiculous, I was on call 24 hours a day and at the whim of ridiculous coaches. Trying to do that while married to a soldier was insane. Two crazy schedules do not work well! Glad to say I now work part time at a high school instead. I still get to do what I love, but I also get to spend time with my husband and my pup. Compromise is key!

  6. Love that quote! I have a job working weekends, on a different schedule than my boyfriend, work some holidays, it's hard to get my requested time off approved, NOT making enough money, etc. Right now, it's all I can do! Of course everyone should remember to MAKE time for the important people/things in your life. It's a win/lose.


  7. I have been thinking about this A LOT lately! I am so glad other people think the same things. I am still deciding...


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