Erika - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am working in a company for 5 years now. I was hardworking and always worked hard, taking initiatives to be an excellent performer and took job roles which were challenging. If my manager asked me to work extra hours or on shift, it's no problem with me.
Recently, I delivered a baby and suddenly all I wanted was to have time with my baby. Work becomes a second priority for me, it's more like I'm working just to have enough money to raise my children. My current job is alright, I've been doing it for some time, the problem is that it requires me to work extra hours and go on shifts which will definitely lessen my time with my baby.
I raised this concern to my manager and I informed him I wanted to do another job which can give me a more balanced life. My manager found a job for me which I happily accepted but he said I'm overqualified and there can't be much growth in that area, I could just be doing that same job for years, with less salary increment and promotion opportunites but I'll definitely have a balance life with family.
In a way, I'm very happy with the balanced job but I know if I take this job, it means my carreer will just be a flat pace. My manager also informed me, he's dissapointed that I didn't think of my future career.
What should I do? Stay in my job which has less time for family but definite bright career path or take the new job which has more time for family but no career path.