Used to sing along to the Dolly Parton song, 9-to-5. It was one of my favorites when I was growing up. At the time, women were coming into their own in the workplace. The movie was a triumph for women in corporate America.
Because it told their story. The struggles they faced.
But, now, we have a very different struggle we are all experiencing.
Let me know if this sounds like you right now.
You divide your time to one part time job and then go to another job after that one. Or maybe you spend time at a 40 hour a week job, then come home and work on your business.
So you wind up tired, overspent, and ready to give up.
You work, work, work to provide for your family or just yourself. Because you want to sock away money in case a recession hits. You had goals. You wanted to go to Egypt to see the pyramids, you wanted to buy that cool SUV, you KNOW you HAVE to put money away in a bank account for your kids to go to college.
Instead, you work jobs that are paying the bills, but not getting you much farther than that. Maybe you have one or two inspirations to do something else, but you are stuck. You aren’t really sure what to do.
So you stay where you are.
The truth is, 9-to-5 jobs are essentially gone. Everything everywhere (except Chick-Fil-A) is open 24/7, 365 days a week…
…and for single moms who have to work 3 jobs to pay the bills, this means putting kids in daycare.
For one local mom, she almost lost one of her children while he was in the care of a daycare. The child would have been killed if it weren’t for a motorist who was passing by at the time the child was crossing a busy road.
Stopping to call the police for the child, they flagged down the EMS. This motorist saved the child’s life. Eventually he traced the child back to the daycare whose care the child was left in. His mom was notified, on the shift of one of her three jobs.
Another truth is, three jobs aren’t worth the possible death of a child… or yourself. If you fail to take yourself into consideration of your family, you do the reverse of what you intended to do:
Causing more harm than good.