Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Housewife or career break?

Yesterday was my last day at the company. I had been there close to 7 years. 

I don't really know what makes me decide to quit my job just before I went on maternity leave, but part of the decision is that I want to take care of my baby more than just 2 months. Aku selalu kesian memikirkan baby kena hantar to nursery when they are just 2 months old. I won't take a maid after the experience I had last time and asking my mom is just out of the question. I don't like to burden my mom or in laws in what should have been my responsibility. Also partly I just want to enjoy taking care of baby in that age. 

Before this my company do have an option for the employees to take career break which is basically unpaid leave (which can range from 1 to 6 month), however, 2 of my colleagues in my team tried to apply for career break for them to take care of their newborn baby but was rejected by our recent management. They then quit because they don't see any other way.

I don't want to go through the hassle after seeing their struggle to get their leave approve only to be rejected at the last moment so I quit too. Partly why I quit is that I don't really like the direction where we are going after the recent management change. And also we didnt get any pay increase for almost 3 years. A lot of bad outweighing the good. Though the good is good woo. We have an incredible flexi hours. We get to WFH ( if there is a valid reason though before this it was even more easier to work from home, so people finding it fussy nowadays that we have to give really good reason). The past 3 month, I had been WFH because I am working shift too. But apart from the great flexi hours which is kinda great if you have family, I do think it is time to leave. 

What is my next plan? Jaga my newborn for a while, and maybe get back to work after 4 or 6 months. I still yet to open my resume for headhunters in various recruitment site because I can't be bothered to entertain call during my pantang only to reject interview request. I also have to acknowledge that it can be quite hard to find a good job nowadays. A lot of company are retrenching their employees. Therefore I am keeping my option open. 

Had been saving up for a while though so I can still pay my insurance and car without resorting money from husband, that should last me up to 6 months if I am careful. But I did warned my husband that the possibility that I maybe out of work permanently if there is not enough opportunity ( childcare and work ) can present itself. 

I don't know. We will see in 2 or 3 months time what is the next step in my life would be. In the mean time, surirumah la aku. ( Laki tanye sarcastically if this means I will lipat baju2 afterwards.. haha... he usually does that. ) . Hari ni nak kemas rumah. Besok nak tengok wayang :D


pet9 said...

good luck babe. If I have the opportunity and money, I would do the same. Dulu sebelum kawin, i selalu cakap kat husband (bf) i takkan berhenti kerja. napa nak berhenti pulak dah keja elok2 blablabla...Now..all i can think of cemana nak carik duit, simpan and berhenti keja cepat2..hahahaha...penangan anak ni memang power kan

dils said...

Kan. I pon selalu pikir why should I leave my job. Not that handle anak pon tak tension. Hehe.

But we'll see la how in the new few months.

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