Let me tell you how I really feel (as if that’s a rarity). I really feel like women with husbands, who have been out of work for an extended period of time, need to pony up. That’s right, I said it! These women need to get off their asses and stop putting an enormous amount of pressure on your husband to find a new career or job – as if it’s not an extreme challenge for a man in his 40’s, 50’s or 60’s to reinvent himself?! Go find a job yourself or consider increasing your workload. It’s do or die in this economy… if my husband lost his job, effective immediately, I would haul my size ten rear end into New York City with the determination and drive to get back into the publishing industry. I would not quit as the burden of job loss would become OURS, not his.
Entitlement is one of the most ugly characteristics I know and it near sickens me to watch some families (mom and/or dad) bury their heads in the reality of what their financial situation truly is. We all wish and believe we deserve a life well lived. It just has to be well earned.
So, if you’re in a situation such as this, and I know SO many who are, trust yourself to know that you’re smart enough and strong enough to help make up for the monies that may have been lost. Consider this job opportunity with Dillon Road, even IF you are gainfully employed. Watch how one woman starts and ends her day knowing that she has gained in more ways than one.
I continue to applaud women who have joined a Sales Team, earned a Realtor’s License, gone back to work in Human Resources, become Interior Designers or Event Planners, all for the sake of financial independence- rather than spousal dependence.
We are just as capable as men. Please don’t ever sell yourself short or think otherwise.
Co-Founder and Mother
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