Of course, I can't say anything, getting money from social security and having a child... Well husband has a secure job he won't quit for anything, so we can feed ourselves and our child quite well, no problems there. But being jobless is really hard, especially when you get a job interview but not the job. It's hard because you feel useless, thinking you're mooching from society, and knowing you're mooching from your husband. Sometimes I feel like I'm not allowed to write, I'm not allowed to have fun while he is working. But he loves his work, for him it's more than a duty. And as for me, idling my time away is a worse way to mooch than writing (both application letters and novels).
Nice comic, the guy looks like my office colleague .
Regarding child care: it should be basic that the child needs to grow up safely. But its important as well for the childs parents to be happy. If I imagine that I'ld be showing my nowaday job to my son, I'ld feel like an uncool Dad and that I wouldnt want to be. Even sacrifices you do for your childs should have its limits, otherwise you become unhealthy and overly protective. And besides that, I am pretty young, I doubt that I'ld become totally jobless. McDonalds for example just is hiring for a new outlet in my city, I could start there. It's my belief that you'll always find a job at least when the economy is healthy. Call me a dreamer but its one of my principles.
My Dad quit his save job when I was born and started a business without any safety net. He wanted to create a future for his family and thought the best strategy was full-attack on all fronts without any backup. I am different, I am more into safety cause I imagine too much about what can go wrong. Therefore I wont make a deadly leap. I maybe have found a solution with an energy supplier. They have save jobs and pay very well. I could work as a full engineer there. I'll give it a try !
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray