It wouldn't be quite as bad if...

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
It wouldn't be quite as bad if...
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Wed, 09-16-2009 - 3:31pm

Take your LEAST preferred work status and tell us something that would make that work status more bearable for you if you had to do it for a while.

Examples:

SAHM - it would be more bearable for me to be a SAHM if we had plenty of money for me to take the kids to places like the zoo, museums, Gymboree, etc instead of having to rely on only free things.

or

WOHM - it would be more bearable for me to be a WOHM if my employers had on-site daycare so that I could be closer to my kids during the day.

or

WAHM - it would be more bearable for me to be a WAHM if my kids were old enough to entertain themselves while I got work done instead of having to wait until they take a nap, which is almost never at the same time as each other.










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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 09-23-2009 - 9:48am
But what would you NOT like to do, and how could it be made more tolerable to you?









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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2009
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 9:39pm
SAHM - It would have been bearable if..... ahh I can't even think of anything.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-07-2004
Mon, 09-21-2009 - 5:37pm

I WAH, and I don't find WOH or SAH totally undesirable.

SAH would be more bearable if I had an interest or hobbies that could take up the time while my kids were in school, playing with friends, and doing extra curricular activities. SAH would also be more bearable if we we had a large amount of money already put aside so that dh could retire someday and also pursue his interests as well.

WOH would be more bearable if dh had a set schedule for work that we could work around, or if I had very flexible work.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2003
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 5:37pm

WOHM would be bearable to me is DH could SAH.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 10:37am

SAHM--if dh earned enough money to support my habit.

WOHM--if I didn't have to deal with bridzillas and only have reasonable brides.

WAHM--if I didn't have to work with wool in 100+ degree heat.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 1:23pm

Huh?


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 12:31pm

I think the hardest for me would be WAH. So,

"WAH wouldn't be so bad if there were some social contact/human interaction built into it."

I would like being a SAH and I like being a WOHM. It's the being at home and not having control of my time there that would bug me.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 12:13pm

even with infants,a WOH job accomdated.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 11:31am

I thought I answered this question, but apparently it didn't make it to being posted.

I am currently in my least preferred work status. So, sah would be more bearable if I could rely on the school to do the right thing - then I could be a ptwohm instead of extreme advocate. Or SAH would be more bearable if I had a morning coffee clatch and walking group.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 11:30am

LoL..


PumpkinAngel

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