- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I have a job interview for a temporary position doing what sounds like data entry. Right now I’ve been doing freelance work in a field that I wasn’t necesssary planning on but I’ve been getting good feedback and sort of want to see where this takes me. But my parents think I need to find an office job, even if it’s just a temp one that has nothing to do with what I went to school for.
I have my interview later this week and I’m just unsure what I should do. I want to find out first what the hours and pay are. The commute is about 1 hour, 15 minutes which for me is borderline since I have no problem doing 45 minutes and under. My last office job was an 80-100 minute commute and it drove me bonkers.
I’m also booked for a trip abroad to visit my grandma for 2 weeks and my dad thinks I shouldn’t mention it and cancel the trip if need be because my mom (who I’m going with) will only have to pay a fee and that the office job is more important. I know that she wants me to ask the interviewers if I could just start after I come back, which is a month from now and it doesn’t sound like something you should say to an interviewer.
I’m just really struggling to understand what makes a temp data-entry office job more important than a freelancing job that directly relates to what I went to college for.
There are pros and cons I have about both options…what I do miss about working at an office is meeting nice people and making friends and never working weekends and haveing a set, steady paycheck. But with freelancing, sometimes I end up making a good deal of money, which is a bit of a gamble. I’ve only been doing this for a little over a month but the work has been good.
TL;DR Why is there such a stigma against working from home?