April 13, 2012 at 9:09 am #165199
Three months ago, I started on a new job. With the actual situation in spain, that was like a lottery prize.
My bf/husband and I had economical troubles in that moment, so I decided to accept the job. To be honest, it’s a good job, well paid. But it’s dirty, stinky and leaves me tired as Atlas holding the world. It’s in a factory, and I’m CNC operator (more masculine imposible lol)
My problem is the next: The factory where I work, is in my home town, far away from my 17 months daughter, my bf, my home… It’s really hard see your family just 2 days per week and say goodbye in a rush, specially to my little baby.
Sometimes I don’t know how handle this situation, have some of you been on a situation like this?April 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm #165472
Sounds really really difficult! It sounds like you are trying to make the best of a really hard situation. Maybe you can look for a job that is closer while you are in your current job?April 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm #165478
Hard? That’s an understatement. You must be amazingly strong to do what you do. I could never go through with spending so much time away from my children, it would be too much for me to bare.
I agree, looking for a closer job while in your current one is a good start, but if finding a job is like winning the lottery at the moment then maybe considering something freelance and/or online is going to be an option.April 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm #165909
Yes, I have tried to look for a closer job, but they don’t call you back again…
And Aro, I don’t know if I have understand you well (my english is still of begginer :S) but I have a freelance job as a draftsman. I love drawing, here are some of my works:
I make murals for people, shops, houses… And tee desings, tattoo desings.. It’s not like to be rich, but I make some money.
And yes, say that my live now it’s hard it’s an understatement, because every night I think in my little girl: “how will be?” “will eat dinner well?” And I try to keep my tears inside me, because if I left them going out, is like opening a faucet…
But nevermind, I always say to myself that if sailors may be far away from their families, I have to be though as them.
For sure I’m a dreamer, but I need something to cling to.
PD: Please forgive my english, I’m tryingApril 24, 2012 at 11:53 am #167507
I have been in a similar situation with my now husband. We didn’t have a baby together, but I was in Argentina and he was in the US. We were together for a little while and he had to come back to the US, and we didn’t physically see each other for 6 months.
It’s really hard maintaining a long distance relationship and in your case it’s worse because you need to be away in order to provide for your family and I’m sure you miss your baby more than anything.
If I learned anything from being away is, first, the internet and phone are your best friends (Skype, Skype for mobile, Facebook video chat, etc). I know it doesn’t change the fact that you’re still away from them, but seeing them makes things easier, at least it did for me. And second, be strong and trust the bond you have with your bf and baby…it may sound like an obvious thing, but having trust in that is a big, big help, it makes you feel like all the heartache and loneliness is worth it.
Different things work for different people, but in my case, this is what pulled me through.
I hope you are doing well and be strong! I’m sure that in time, you’ll find a job closer to home.
Saludos!!April 28, 2012 at 9:17 am #168144
Muchas gracias @Valeria tus palabras me han llegado <3
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