My friend, Evon, told me that with two young children at home to care for, the family has to depend on one pay check only. She said it would not be worth the money to hire a carer or babysitter while she works and she would rather give up work than miss the growing up years of her two children.
Evon said that although she is equipped with medical assisting certification she would need further qualification when she is ready to reenter the workforce because she would have to compete with people who are younger and more qualified.
Employment is very competitive especially now when the economy is weak. You know, sometimes I wonder what kind of work I can secure after being self-employed for so long. I’ve lost my competitive edge and I am so used to working by myself, for myself.