Married women who complain........!!
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|Mon, 04-08-2013 - 5:22pm|
Gee.......I guess I'm really catching up on my posting lately!! lol.
At my new job, there is a girl (young-ish......I would say somewhere in her mid to late twenties).......married, with two young children. She was saying how hard it is the other day and that she'd rather be at work.......I had a laugh with her over that. It does sound like she gets a bit of the short end of the stick (she has to drop off the kids at daycare *and* pick them up).
This morning we were training together on something and she started saying how she feels like she's had no independance and her whole life has just been about saving money......living with your parents and then getting married. She has, however, shown me pictures of her kids and you can tell that the home she lives in (along with the area) is very nice. I don't think that materially, she is wanting for anything.......and she has the security of family (and extended family) around her......I know her cubicle is filled with family pictures and big family celebrations she had on her birthday.
I guess I just found it frustrating because all I've *had* is independance........and so much frustration regarding lack of money to have any kind of lifestyle......the last 10 years or so have really been a struggle. I do like the apartment I'm in now (e.g. not a basement), but every so often I do see a cockraoch (e.g. once a month) - I keep the place extremely clean and spray bleach down the sinks constantly, etc. but it is what it is when you live in an older, city building.
Anyhow.......I guess the downfall is comparing yourself to anyone else because all of our experiences are unique. I did say to her - well you *do* have a husband and two kids and she continued to complain.......
I guess she's been bugging me a bit because she is the one who basically keeps asking about the circumstances of my employment (she is full time.....landed the job after working blue collar for her husband for many years), while I am on contract.......
It must be a case (on both sides) of how the grass is always greener!! But I have to whine whine whine and complain because some of us would give our right arm to be in her position........I do know, though, that the husband could be a complete jerk.......