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Help me be a supportive wife when I am a mess

My husband's parent is sick. I am a jerk. I don't want to be a jerk. Advice? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Aug 8, 2014 - 27 answers

How to come to terms with huge life decision?

The decision has been made, the pros and cons weighed. For one of the first and only times in my life I followed my gut. Why does it still feel yucky? [more inside]
posted by wannabecounselor on Jul 13, 2014 - 7 answers

HR person at my company asked if I intend to have kids. What to do?

I was waiting with HR person and my manager for a meeting room to come free for a meeting about a project I want to start at work. HR manager casually asked about my upcoming wedding (I'm engaged and getting married soon), then asked if we'll have kids soon. How do I handle this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2014 - 48 answers

Do I marry/have kids with longterm love if I'm not ready due to career?

I love my partner - we have known each other for over a decade and have been together for over five years. I am in my 30s and he wants to live together/get married and/or start a family. I have insisted we wait due to my graduate school (and later) career struggles. Now we are older and our time frame for children (if not settling down with children in mind later) is diminishing. I don't know the right thing to do - specifics inside... [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Mar 21, 2014 - 25 answers

Dealing with stress and comparmentalization.

Problems with the SO, family acting irrationally and Career in a turbulent state. Help me find a way of dealing with the stress! [more inside]
posted by perspicaturous on Jan 23, 2014 - 13 answers

JobFilter: help me choose

Choice 1. Tech startup - smart people, legitimate prospects, lots of autonomy, good upside, exciting work. Choice 2. Young but growing company - #5 with a bullet in their industry, much lower risk, 15% higher pay, potentially boring work [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2013 - 22 answers

Strategies for quality time with my wife when life gets in the way

How does a youngish (36) married couple spend quality time together when demanding jobs and childcare responsibilities seem to make it nearly impossible? What are your strategies? How do you cope? [more inside]
posted by Creamroller on Nov 13, 2013 - 18 answers

Don't want to send my kid sister to jail...

My sister told me about some pretty disturbing and illegal things that she is doing. She clearly needs some kind of help or intervention, but I have no idea how to go about doing that without putting her in jail. I feel totally lost and conflicted. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2013 - 44 answers

How do I tell my boss I can't make it to a work-related social event?

My weekend is overbooked to the tune of family vs. work. Help me figure out how to tell my very difficult boss about this the right way. [more inside]
posted by chatelaine on Jan 29, 2013 - 12 answers

Family vs. Career

Is it more important to be near family or to follow career developments? Snowflakey existential question that needs review. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Partners in business and in life - a bad idea?

When should I (or should I) reveal that my partner is applying for for my old job, given that I now work in a new job in the same institution? Or is the whole thing a bad idea? Managers and HR people, your input would be especially appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I tell him they want to let him go

I work on a small office, my stepson also works there. He is bright but for some reason his performance is poor, he makes a lot of mistakes that costs money, and doesn't care about the job at all. The office manager told me today that they don't let him go because they hope my stepson will find another job soon and leave (he just finish a MBA) but asked me not to tell anyone. The problem is that I don't think he is looking for another job. I don't want to involve my husband. I think my stepson has a great opportunity of looking for job while he has this one. What would be the best way to get him to know it without breaking my promise of not telling anyone? Thanks!
posted by 3dd on Sep 25, 2012 - 19 answers

I need a time machine

A little more than a month ago, I started a full-time telecommuting job that I thought was my dream job. When I took it, I was working part-time (and had been since my son was born two years ago). This is my first full-time job since becoming a mom. I now think I made a big mistake. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Aug 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Help me deal with this stress!

Help me deal with this stress! [more inside]
posted by daysocks on Jun 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Help a happy man, become a happy dad!

In the last year, I've made unbelievable progress in my career and life. I'm unbelievably optimistic and excited about my future. My wife (who is super supportive) and I are about to have our first child, I make a great salary in a field I truly enjoy. And now that I'm not worried about the everything, it has finally become clear what I want...what I really want. [more inside]
posted by rickim on Feb 29, 2012 - 14 answers

How to stop obsessing over incompetent new hire?

Help me stop raging about a difficult work situation. I got promoted. My boss's stepson is being hired to take my place. He is incapable of taking over my responsibilities. Looks like this is actually going to happen and I can't stop obsessing. How do I stop thinking about this and just focus on myself?? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 - 20 answers

How did you decide to have one parent stay home was the best situation?

How did you decide to have one parent stay home was the best situation? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Jan 5, 2012 - 29 answers

I love my in-laws and my job, maybe a little too much.

I love my in-laws and my job, maybe a little too much. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2011 - 15 answers

Family member laid off, I survived. I hold resentment towards management, should I stay or go?

Brother was laid off by new owners, had a verbal agreement with previous owner to keep both of us, should I stay or go? [more inside]
posted by MeatFilter on Dec 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Do I rearrange my life around family?

Taking the next stage of my life after college. [more inside]
posted by mind2body on Sep 11, 2011 - 16 answers

OMG get me out of here.

Please recommend resources to avoid insanity in a family business. [more inside]
posted by motsque on Jun 3, 2011 - 11 answers

No June Cleaver here

What’s it like to grow up with two working parents? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Oct 14, 2010 - 48 answers

Help me deal with this awful work environment.

Need coping mechanisms and/or advice for dealing with an often times soul-crushing work environment that I can't get out of for at least 1-2 years. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2010 - 23 answers

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be The Road to Misery and Divorce

My job is slowly demanding more and more travel. This puts a lot of stress on my family. Any suggestions for making it easier on them and me? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Aug 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Lawyer Dumpster Dives for Lunch

Family Business Filter: How do I negotiate a salary that reflects my value? How does a firm base salary from hourly billing rate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 15 answers

There must be 50 ways to leave your employer... right?

Should I get out of this uncomfortable job? Complication: nepotism. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 - 12 answers

Being an adult sucks. Can I be 18 again?

Help me/us gain perspective about working while in school, please! [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Sep 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Maintaining Balance as a Physician

DocFilter: For those of you who are physicians and have family life, how have you achieved balance between work and family? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Jul 10, 2009 - 9 answers

They left us alone. Now what?

I want to read fictional and/or true stories about people being put into positions of responsibility unexpectedly for extended periods of time and how they deal with it. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 27, 2009 - 37 answers

How difficult is it for a family of three to move to Japan?

How difficult is it for a family of three to move to Japan? [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Jan 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Grieving vs. Working

I just got back to work after taking a week for the holidays, which is apparently a big no-no at my job because this is an insanely busy time for the office. My boyfriend and I just learned that his best friend committed suicide last night. I'd like to take off [more] work but I don't know how to tell my colleagues what's going on without sounding manipulative or lazy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2008 - 26 answers

Is my mom really not eligible for FMLA?

Is my mom really not eligible for FMLA to take care of my sister when my sister gives birth? [more inside]
posted by Monday on Dec 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Working with my father is killing me. What can I do?

Working with my father is a nightmare. Should I quit? How do I deal with the repercussions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 - 47 answers

Stressed by relaxation?

I have a couple of ongoing problems at work and at home that require a lot of work and attention to detail. This is quite stressful for me and my family. I need to get involved in family recreational activities because otherwise both I and they will get stressed out. Nonetheless, I can't help feeling irritated and angry by these activities, even if I am the one suggesting them, because they feel like a waste of time and energy compared to the problems that need sorting out. How can I change how I feel about these things?
posted by blue_wardrobe on Aug 14, 2007 - 14 answers

It's a nice place to work, but do I want to live there?

It's a nice place to work, but do I want to live there? I'm seeking advice, stories, etc. on an issue I've been struggling with for some time now on whether it's worthwhile to keep a good job that's far away from where I grew up. It's kind of a work vs. family issue, although I'm talking about "family" in the extended sense of cousins, parents, etc, as opposed to spouse 'n' kids. Of course, this is a very individual topic, and of course, there is ... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Best Ways to Maintain Work/Life Balance?

AdviceFilter: I am thinking about starting a new business, but am concerned about maintaining a good work/life balance... [more inside]
posted by mooders on Aug 10, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I turn down a job offer from a close relative?

How do I (gently) turn down a job offer from a close relative? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Finding work in Portland, Oregon

I am moving from santa cruz to portland. My girlfriend and I recently(4 months ago) had a daughter and the cost of living here is so high that we feel there is more opportunity for us up there. We have been invited to stay with my girlfriend's parents for a few months until we get settled, but i am concerned with finding a job that will pay enough to support us. I will be the sole earner so that my daughter will be able to have a parent with her all the time. Any suggestions? I need to make at least $15/hr ... I have been doing construction related work for the last couple of years but would like to steer away from that in favor of something not so hard on the body. I'd appreciate any comments...
posted by thatjackbuilt on Feb 13, 2006 - 19 answers

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