What motivates you to stay and work when you hate your job??

Angel - posted on 07/16/2010 ( 159 moms have responded )

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I just want to find out from working mums what kind of things motivates them when they feel like not going in to work or packing their job in...

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Alice - posted on 07/17/2010

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Angel,
I loved my job but hated being away from the girls when I did work outside the home full-time. It was crazy. I stuck it out because #1 I had signed a contract to work for so long & #2 we needed the extra money. I told myself that I would get out as soon as i had a work-from-home job that would work.
I desperately searched through all the scams and offers until I found a legit work-from-home job that matched me & my lifestyle. Now I work full-time from home, and it is so much better!

Lesle - posted on 07/17/2010

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I think - well thinking back - that I knew I had to keep going for my family. That is a powerful motivator. As always, I wish I knew then what I know now. The work from home options are tremendous - and its the best part of my business now. I love it when new moms can decide to work from home, be with their children and create a very lucrative income - on their own terms.
I advise new and seasoned moms now - DO NOT Settle. The stay at home options are out there - find the one that is right for you and run with it.
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Kym - posted on 07/16/2010

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If it is not something that you want to do for the rest of your life, then leave!! The most obviouse thing that keeps me motivated to keep my job is my daughter. If i dont have a job, only a matter of time before she doesnt have the things that she needs. The next thing that motivates me is the money. I only have so much money in my savings account that i can survive on. You just have to have the right mindset!!

Angela - posted on 07/16/2010

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The only thing that keeps me in the job I hate and away from my kids is the money. The only thing that motivates me at work is the recognition I get for a job well done (not something we always get at home!).

Marcy - posted on 07/16/2010

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I think it all depends on the age of your kiddo as well. When my son was under the age of 2 I really struggled with balance and being okay with being away from him. I knew he was being well taken care of but I felt like I was missing everything. Now he is almost 4 and what motivates me to go to work everyday is the fact that my job allows him to go to a fantastic private school in which he is thriving. I can also pay for swim lessons, little weekend getaways and an occasional toy. I think the key is honestly to find something that you really like to do. Its tough spending hour upon hour each day away from your children working in a place that doesn't make you happy. The best time to find a new job is while you already have one...good luck!

Katy - posted on 07/16/2010

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me personally i think of my daughter in general such as her smile mostly because i think back on that and laugh and try to do my best at the job i hate but she keeps me going... right now i just got layed off because of missing too much time etc etc because my daughter is way to important than that job i think! my daughter is 4 months old and obvisiously my time isn't good enough for that job or for certain others!

Sharon - posted on 07/16/2010

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I struggled terribly to stay on work for the first 6 months back from maternity leave all that kept me there really was the people I work with, I was looking for another job, but I've worked at the same place for 20 yrs and thankfully my working circumstances changed now although I struggle leaving my son I like coming in to work most days x

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