I sold my boss on the idea of laying me off in a month. I don't have another job offer but this gives me unemployment while I look for part time work. My reason: My kids. My children really need me and I'm not even mentally available at work. I can't put my all into my career if I am not a mother first. My son is struggling and needs therapy, psychiatry, someone to stay on top of his school and medical treatment. I'd rather make less money and be there for him when he needs me the most than my current salary and not being available for even a parent/teacher conference. To top it off, I am under paid anyway and my boss is not very nice 90% of the time. He has made very inappropriate comments and has said harsh things to me and it has stressed me out to the point my dr gave me xanax which I only take when I am at work.
I am terrified. My mother is going to give me hell for this. My best friends and SO are happy for me and want to celebrate. My rent and utilities will be paid for since I have enough saved to last a long time. Otherwise, my budget will be very tight.
I feel like in this economy I almost have no right to back out and do this and this is an irresponsible choice. Is it?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in General Parenting
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