Thursday, May 6, 2010

All the Workin' Ladies

I work full time.

Let's be honest, sometimes I work more than full time.

I don't write very much about my job on the blog. Mainly because (a) my job would be boring to you and (b) I don't think anyone from my office knows I have a blog but they may and I don't want to say anything about work if someone could find out about it.

But this is the season of life I am in right now. I am 25 years old, married, no children, and trying to save some money. I need to work right now.

And 90% of the time, I enjoy working.

I feel like I'm pretty good at what I do.

I LOVE the people I work with. They are HILARIOUS.

I work at a place that is very good to us. We are spoiled rotten, to be honest. Sometimes we have Cupcake Day. This week we had Sundae Tuesday. We get taken out to lunch. We get naptime during the middle of the day if we choose to do that on our lunch hour. We are not micro-managed and we are given alot of freedom. I work at a great place.

But sometimes.... ohhhhh sometimes..... I just get so burnt out. Not because of the actual job that I do, but just for the mere fact that I work full time. I feel like I can't be good at anything else in life because work wears me out so much.

Now I'm going to write something that is going to make alot of people very mad if I don't preface it by explaining myself. Before I say anything, I'm going to say this. I THINK STAY AT HOME MOM'S HAVE THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD. I am NOT for one minute saying that I think S.A.H.M.'s have a cushy life.

But what I am saying is that sometimes I long for the years where I can wear tennis shoes or flip flops everyday. I long for the years that I don't have to ask permission to go on vacation. I long for the years that I can help someone with something and be a servant to them between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm. I feel like I can only be a good friend/daughter/sister on nights and weekends.

I guess I just feel like I work all day and then I come home and I have another job here.

Is there anyone else that feels the way I feel?

I'm curious about my readers and I'd like to do a survey. I would love if you would leave a comment with your answers.

1. Your first name
2. Where in the world do you live?
3. Do you have a job? If so, what do you do? (Nothing specific... you can just say "teacher" or "Marketing" or whatever)
4. Do you work from home? Or an office? (Or hospital, school, store, or whatever)
5. Do you have children?
6. If you could quit working, would you? Or if you don't have a job, if you could go back to work, would you?
7. And a just for fun question.... what was the first concert you ever went to?

I'll go ahead and do my answers here....

1. My name is Jen
2. I live in Houston, Texas
3. I do have a job. I'm a legal secretary/paralegal or whatever we're called now.
4. I work in an office.
5. I do not have children. Someday :)
6. I don't know if I would quit working right now. I'm happy with where I work and what I do. And the money is helpful. But somedays I would like to put 100% into other areas of my life.
7. First concert ever.... Amy Grant :)

I'm excited to see your answers!


  1. Staying at home is so not that hard! MUCH easier than getting up and going to a real job.

    1. Cynthia
    2. Houston
    3. No job
    4. Technicaly I work from home I guess
    5. Do you have children? yes - 1
    6. Work is overrated
    7. Probably something at the rodeo

  2. 1. My name is Renee
    2. I live in Alberta, Canada
    3. I am looking for a job right now, I am a registered nurse
    4. I want to work in a hospital.
    5. I do not have children, but someday I would like to.
    6. When I have children I would like to be able to stay home with them, right now I enjoy working, when I get to.
    7. I don't remember my first concert.

  3. 1. Jennifer
    2. Martin, TN
    3. Marketing Manager
    4. I work in an office
    5. I have an 8 month old son, Miles
    6. I think I'd like to work part-time? Not really sure?? I like my job but I miss Miles so much during the day.
    7. Can't remember, but I think Travis Tritt. Gag.

  4. 1. Kim
    2. East Tennessee (Knoxville)
    3. Public Relations Coordinator
    4. Work at an office most of the time, home sometimes too.
    5. No children.
    6. I love my job, but one day I hope to be a SAHM.
    7. New Kids on the Block...Ha!!

  5. 1. Rebecca
    2. Houston, TX
    3. Advertising/Marketing
    4. In an office
    5. No children yet
    6. No, I like working. I'm not sure I would want to stop working once I have kids. Both of my parents worked and I think it instills a certain drive and desire to succeed in children when they see their parents working. Granted, the parents need to work HARDER to leave work at work and focus on their children and family at home.
    7. I think my first concert was Billy Ray Cyrus at the rodeo!

  6. 1. Lindsey
    2. Birmingham
    3. Yes ma'am....promotional design sales
    4. Home :)
    5. Not now...hopefully one day
    6. Not now. I really love what I do and I love the flexibility it offers since I work from home

  7. 1. Tara
    2. Temple, TX
    3. Social Work
    4. School/office
    5. Yes - 1 here, 1 in Heaven.
    6. After the death of our 3 month old, I'm finishing this year & then shifting to staying at home. It will be a hard change because I truly love what I do & believe in my job but I want to have my daughter's best time (she is so worn out after a day in daycare), and also, I want to build the strongest relationship possible now so that when she's a teen, hopefully she'll still talk to me :)
    7. I think maybe Clay Walker??

  8. 1. Alicia
    2. Huntsville, AL
    3. TV station
    4. In an office
    5. 2 boys, almost 3, and 3 months
    6. I'd quit in a minute if I could. And as soon as our debt is paid off, I will, even if it means not having money for the extras. Having someone else take care of your kids all day (and they stay with family) is hard, emotionally. I miss my boys!
    7. Hmm, Carmen? Sandy Patty? I know I'm showing my age...

  9. I know exactly how you feel!

    1. Kari
    2. League City, TX
    3. Yes, I am a Technical Editor
    4. I work in an office
    5. No kids yet, I've only been married a year. But someday!
    6. I would quit in a heartbeat because I hate my job, and I feel like I can't get enough done in the short time I have at home each day. But I can't justify not working right now since I don't have any kids, and the extra money is really nice! So probably sometime soon I will be either going part time or finding another job.
    7. Jaci Velasquez!

  10. 1. Brittany
    2. Dallas
    3. Public Relations
    4. I work in an office.
    5. No
    6. I would definitely quit working when I have children to stay at home with them, be at their events, and as you mentioned, not worry about asking for vacation time and time off to go to doctor/dentist appointments.
    7. Amy Grant in The Woodlands

  11. 1. Sarah
    2. Houston, Tx
    3. Yes, Counselor
    4. Office
    5. expecting- due Oct 27
    6. Yes- b/c being preg and working is increasing my stress level- BOO. I would like to stay home for 6 mo to a year, but then go back to work-- but a "flex" schedule. My mother was a SAHM and I think us kids appreciated that vs daycare
    7. Kenny Rogers! hahah ewww

  12. 1. Brittney
    2. Pflugerville, TX (near Austin)
    3. Graphic Designer & Photographer
    4. a little of both... mostly at the TV station I work full time at... but I also do freelance work and my photography business on the side from home
    5. No children... yet :)
    6. I would so quit working... I want to so badly do my photography/design from home full time...
    7. I can't say that I remember my first concert... how sad :/

  13. 1. Sally
    2. Humble, TX
    3. teacher
    4. school
    5. yes - one 4 year old girl
    6. would love to work part time; one of those people that need to work or else go nuts
    7. no doubt

  14. 1. Meghan
    2. Chicago
    3. Teacher
    4. I work at a school:)
    5. No kids...but probably someday
    6. I wouldn't quit or change jobs. This is what I was meant to do!
    7. First concert? Hootie and the Blowfish. Ugh.

  15. 1. Cristina
    2. Cypress, TX
    3. Homemaker
    4. Home :)
    5. yes, 9, (soon) 7, & 5
    6. will do something when they're all in school--probably someplace i'd enjoy the employee discount or doing something i enjoy (so that it's NOT work)
    7. not sure

  16. 1. Emily
    2. Tomball, TX
    3. I'm a full time student (at the age of 26!)
    4. I do my school work at home, but I also have a 30 hr/week internship at various Veterinary clinics in the area.
    5. Only if you count my Golden Retriever (which I kind of do :o))
    6. I enjoy school, but I would quit my internship if I could!
    7. Reba, at the rodeo in 1996.

    I love your blog. You always crack me up!

  17. 1. My name is Katie
    2. I currently live in Boston but will always be a Texan at heart!
    3. I work as an admin assistant for Children's Hospital Boston at the moment (yep, putting that big price tag English degree to GREAT use!) but I'd love to work in publishing someday.
    4. I work at a hospital in a research office.
    5. Nope, no babies yet.
    6. I get a little antsy when I have too much time on my hands, so for now I'm good with working, but I'd love to be able to stay home with babies someday and just be a mama!
    7. My first concert was Clay Walker, the country singer, in Waco, TX... I know. The next was NSYNC, so that's really not too much better.