*Edit* My thinking is, 'if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy', lol. If I quit my job, I will probably NOT be very happy. If I try to find a new job, I will most likely start at the bottom again making minimum wage...would it be worth it? Most likely not. I don't have a college education except for an associate's degree in graphic design...now, when looking for graphic design jobs, you need a bachelors. I don't think I'm very good at it anyway which is why I never persued it... I like to do projects for people but that's about the extent of it. I like my retail job and all the people that go along with it and I've been working with a lot of these people for many years.
I work in retail. I've worked in retail since I was 16 (1986). I manage a small store currently and I typically work a 44 hour work week. Sometimes I end up working a couple more hours than that because a job needs to get done. I've been at my current job for around 20 years.
I have three children ages 23, 18, and 16. My husband and my three children hate my job and they say it takes me away too much from them; especially during the holiday season where my work week can jump up to about 50+ hours a week.
My husband works a job where he starts at 4 in the morning and is home around 3-4 o'clock in the afternoon. And he has a better income than I do. Being that a store is open from 10-9 daily, my hours are much different and yes, I am gone a good chunk of the day... but I get 2 days off a week, just like him. And I do get most Sundays off.
He constantly complains that I need to find a new job because he has to do everything in the house and he never sees me. (which I don't believe to be entirely true) I like my job; why would I want to start over? The only thing I know is retail.
Am I being selfish? What would you do?