Working Mother?

March 11, 2011 by Micah Torres  
Published in Motherhood

This is about my dilemma on whether I should accept a job offer or not. It’s like a case of damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

I’ve just been recently hired (again) by Convergys for CSR position. At first I was ecstatic about the job offer which will start on March 25, two weeks from now. I thought to myself, “Finally, we can pay the bills on time again. And I wouldn’t have to worry if my kids run out of milk or when paying for the tuition.” Everything was set. I hired a someone to take care of my 3 kids and I’m supposed to be training her by now since she’s already in the house with us anyway. I’ve started to complete my requirements checklist, I’ve talked about it with my husband who seems to disagree at first but he said yes anyway, and then something happened that made me think twice if I should really go about this job or not.

My 2 year old son got sick 2 days ago. He suffered from stomach ache and fever. I took him to his pedia who ordered us to go to a lab for a cbc test for his blood, and to have his urine tested too. After almost an hour of waiting we had the results, everything in the test shows normal. She told me to give him paracetamol for the fever and antibiotics for his cough which could be the cause of his stomach ache. Also a hot water bag over his stomach to relieve the ache. I did all of these and thankfully by now the fever has subsided. However he is still having the stomach ache and couldn’t eat. He could only eat like 2 tablespoons of rice, a few milk and that’s it. Hopefully he will get well soon. Then I wondered, if I can actually hand over a parenting job to someone we barely knew. I wonder if she can match up to my level of parenting even if she is not the real parent. I sure wish that she would, but what if she couldn’t?

I’ve come to a realization that this job may not be for me. I know I’ve given my word to the company and it is very nice of them to immediately hire me given the fact that I’ve worked with them 4 years ago and resigned 7 months after. However, I’m quite hesitant now.

There is currently a battle between me and myself. As a parent and as a provider. My husband is currently experiencing a downfall in our business. I know it will take some time before things go back to the way they were. Right now, it may be up to me on how to make things work in our home. Me as a full-time parent or me as a working mom?

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2 Responses to “Working Mother?”
  1. jayababy Says:

    Child is very important now. u can get a job at any point of time. Things will b alright soon.

  2. Micah Torres Says:

    @jayababy thanks, i’m still thinking about it.

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