I have been unemployed since March 11, 2011. I resigned my job in Pennsylvania and moved to Utah a week later. I knew I would need knee surgery and so put off getting a job until after the surgery. I was not sure how a company would feel hiring me just to lose an employee for three months to recover.
The job search was not all that bad for me and I was able to find a job with the 2nd resume I sent out after surgery. I was quite fortunate when it came to that aspect.
This may be bad to admit, and even worse that I am doing it online, but I really enjoyed staying at home and playing with my niece and nephews while their parents worked. It was stress-free and I was around people that I dearly loved every minute of the day. I am going to miss hanging out with the youngest (3-years-old) and bringing him places almost every day.
He was the most patient with me. His siblings (ages 7 and 8) were able to play outside without too much supervision, but Abe was stuck inside with me because I had a hard time walking after the surgery. Every once in awhile we'd get in the car and go to Burger King, or a park, so he could play and I wouldn't have to worry about chasing him down.
I have always assumed that most people enjoy the work they do. I know I loved my previous job, and if it weren't for my family relocating, I would still be there. Now, I am curious, if other people would rather stay home or not. Due to this curiosity, I have the following questions:
- What kind of employment do you have and do you enjoy it?
- If money grew on trees, what would you do instead of work, or would you still want to work?