Just went through a reorganization at work, after 8 years on the job. I’m a single mom and demands for travel have increased. I’m doing a completely different job but with the same intent.
Not that I’m opposed to some travel but too much begins to deteoriate my “life”... you know, the reason I work in the first place.
I miss my son when I have to do the 4 day business trips. Those used to be once every quarter, now, they are sometimes twice a month. I’ve begun to tell them “no” since they knew my situation before they sought me out for this job.
I want to find a way to make as much in salary to support me and my son, and stay home more often. I’m starting by saying “no” to travel more often.