The role of single parent is challenging one especially when the family is headed by a women. They need to shop for, cook for, feed, dress, and transport their kids all while holding down a job. They need to spend time raising their children giving them experiences and lessons and inspiration while tending to their own careers. Linked with bringing up the children, their future and setting down in life. Till the time children get married and or get jobs they are dependent on the single parent. After that the problems are considerably reduced.The financial problem was the main stressed for majority of the single mothers.The emotional life of the single mother was also affected by their single status. Majority of the single mother reported that they felt lonely, helpless, hopeless, lack of identity and lack of confidence. In social sphere majority of single mothers tried to avoid attending social gatherings and had changed their dressing style due to depression they had develop poor food and eating habits. Majority of the single mothers found it hard to maintain discipline among the children due to absence of male members. The mothers complained about loneliness, traumatic and depression and found it difficult to handle the responsibility of childcare and to establish a routine for her children.
My name is Jessy, I’m 32 years. Single parent to three young children because recently my spouse has just passed away due to a motor-road accident. After married when I have 2 children I stopped working whereby I worked there for 10 years. Just to take care my childrens better I stop working. Sadly my spouse, live us lonely. I am a hard-working woman who wants to work and earn money, but i was struggle alot to get a job.I can’t tell you how many resumes I’ve sent out. And do you know how many interviews I’ve been on? Alot of rejection and faced many kind of situation.
At last,I start working as a administrator at Lee Chen Wah sdn Bhd, local company near to my house and also convenient to reach my children’s school. When I join, I’ve tried to balance up my work-life .My working hour become more flexible at most taken into consideration is when my child is at a stage of nursery or schooling. I might have to pick him up, go to my child’s events and be present at times for other occasions. So, if there is no one else it is better to work under flexible hours. As a single parent, I had sole responsibility for all aspects of day-to-day child care. I get into confident. Not too long, I heard people are talking about my company being downsized and some of the employees will be need to resign very soon. This really make me worried,I don’t know whether to accept or ignore the news I received. So I started to asked some of my colleagues about this,those are Rita, Shidi and Janet unfortunately they said that the news is true since the company in a lot of debts now. That really curious me, because company business still stable, and customer demand keep increasing. That’s make me not clear I started clarify some other colleagues. They are Zana, Ramli and Jamil who working under management level. According to Zana, Ramli and Jamil, the news is just a gossip; the company is still in a good shape. In fact my colleagues given suggestion to verified through various sources including
discussion with eminent person or personnel from company itself, analyzing the information given about company on internet and in newspaper. Eminent person could be Human resource is used to describe both the people who work for a company or organization and the department responsible for managing resources related to employees. The term human resources was first coined in the 1960s when the value of labor relations began to garner attention and when notions such as motivation, organizational behavior, and selection assessments began to take shape. Also I checked thru internet in more details and latest news about the company on newspaper.
As discussed earlier, the news came thru from gossip. I Understand gossip is a natural and inevitable occurrence in the workplace. It can even be a force for good, as camaraderie is fostered in teams through day-to-day socialization. However, gossip is perpetually in danger of turning into its evil twin: the workplace rumour. It’s nearly impossible for workplaces to stop the gossip mill; to deal with the rumors issue, businesses must join the conversation, according to Stanford business professor Chip Heath. Creating an employer-led discussion forum on the company’s website and holding regular staff meetings to address concerns are two options. Narrowing in on the truth of company gossip is one way to curb employee anxiety about potential job losses or major changes. Making employees feel more secure will add to their productivity.
Gossip is a distraction at work, and can cross the line into harassment. Don’t hesitate to bring in HR if there’s a problem you can’t solve on my own.The majority of employers have an employee handbook that prohibits harassment.” If the gossiper doesn’t stop after my confrontation, it can be considered harassment. Document it and report it.Gossip and negativity in the workplace are typically symptoms of serious underlying issues, such as jealousy, insecurity, mis communication and overall unhappiness. Combat my co-workers’ dark sides by shining my own inner light. Face each day armed with a bright smile and a glad heart. As the saying goes, you have to be the change you want to see in the world.
If a situation is toxic and isn’t improving, perhaps I shouldn’t be there anymore. It will impact me and children’s life. I have to act fast, always keep my resume updated and make sure applying for job in other companies dealing my domain areas. The better I get, the better I can do for my children’s. Additionally, i can think of starting my own earning source through developing my own business. Further, i can also execute both the plans in parallel (both business and job together).
Single Mothers must be able to divide between their time and priorities to be able to provide for their children while staying close with them at the same time. Starting my own business could be the key to achieving my own personal and work dreams. Business in idea to have a childcare,opening a daycare service in my home might just be the right thing for you. Apart from great profits, working from home and being able to stay home with my children are great perks to a day-care business. So I able to reduce my expenses to pay my 3 children day care.
I love teaching, then starting a tutoring business is a great opportunity for you. You can easily start this from home and have flexible working hours. Be skilled in the area in which you would like to provide tutoring and approach the local students. Even after my full day work I able to tutoring. So both work execute in parallel. Or can become a florist, flowers remain in demand throughout the year. If you have a love for flowers, know how to beautifully arrange and decorate them, then starting a florist business will be highly profitable for you. Catering to special occasions or events can also reap huge benefits.
Being a single mother, you will have to take care of my household and business simultaneously. A handmade business will work the best for you. This will let you exercise my creativity and work from home with easy to attain supplies. E-commerce platforms like Etsy, Lazada and Amazon also make it possible for you to sell my products to customers around the world.
Currently social media like Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp does helps to business from home.
Enjoy home design and decorating? Then interior designing business will be a perfect choice. A desire to make the world around us more beautiful is a great reason to want to go into the interior design business. You can help people with limited budgets by doing home staging or decorating their home with what they already own.
Since I have a passion for makeup or hair styling? Starting a beauty salon might be the perfect business for me. Beauty Salon is one of the most popular choices among women for those running their own business for the first time.
Among various alternatives, i can select the most suitable alternative which can give me a secure life with good earnings. I will implement to execute both business and job in parallel, as the most suitable safeguard.So i can have the healthy earnings from job and business activities. With current economy status I unable to raise my 3 children’s with minimum salary and depend to 1 job.
You’re probably mulling over a business idea. It’s probably something you’ve been thinking about for a while. And you’re probably ready to turn my business idea into a reality.
As part of the planning stage, you’ll want to gather information, do research, and make sure that my business idea is viable. During this information-gathering stage, there’s a small list of people you should talk with before you move forward with bigger steps like applying for a bank loan or looking at commercial space.
To help you on my business quest, carve out time to talk with these five people:
Family,friends, bankers, A trusted adviser or business coach and lawyer or accountant.
One of the first people you should talk with about this new venture is my family. It sounds like a no-brainer, right? But some people get so caught up in their business idea that they don’t have a real sit-down conversation about how the business could impact their relationship, finances, and free time.
“Starting a new business can be all consuming, and the support of my family will make all the difference.. “It is best to know whether or not my family is ready for the commitment and time that starting a successful business will take.”
A trusted adviser or business coach
Getting a little advice from someone in the business world is also a good idea. Whether you’re opening my first business or my fifth, talking with someone who can give you independent business advice will go a long way.
“You need someone who as has been where you are and knows what there is to lose, as well as to win. Business owners need someone who knows them and their business and is independent enough to keep the vision tied to the real world.
Ideally this person will be able to give you advice for years to come—not just as you plan my business, but also as my business grows.
A lot of entrepreneurs obtain at least part of their financing through a traditional bank loan. If you plan to borrow money, you’ll want to find a trusted banker to help you through the application process. You may want to ask my business adviser to recommend a banker, or you could ask other business colleagues for a suggestion.
The smart way to start a business is with as much information as possible. By talking with these five people, with solid footing.
Starting a business involves a few legal hoops, so you’ll want to talk with a lawyer. For instance, should you start an LLC, an S-Corp, or an Inc.? A lawyer can give you advice and draw up the legal paperwork to make sure my business structure meets my goals and limits liability.
A lawyer can also help you define business relationships. Maybe you borrowed money from one of my peers in exchange for equity in the business, or maybe you plan to start a company with several partners—whatever the situation, you’ll want legal documents to set boundaries and minimize future disputes.
Improving my strategy of doing both business and job. I need to planning , decision making, organizing and Budgeting.
It is the process of determining in advance what should be accomplished, when, by whom, how, and at what cost. Long-range planning is vitally important in that it focuses attention on crucial future issues which are vitally important to the business. Strategic planning has been defined as that which has to do with determining the basic objectives of an organization and allocating resources to their accomplishment.
Decisions need to be made wisely under varying circumstances with different amounts of knowledge about alternatives and consequences. Decisions are concerned with the future and may be made under conditions of certainty, conditions of risk, or conditions of uncertainty.
Organizing is the process of establishing formal relationships among people and resources in order to reach specific goals and objectives. And a process of establishing formal relationships among people and resources in order to reach specific goals and objectives.
The budget then becomes a guide which, however, may always be in a state of change. The budget process is not in a vertical something that one does only once a year; it is a continual process of regular review and possible revision. One should always be checking to see how one is doing compared with how one anticipated doing.
Single parenting has become more common and accepted in the Malaysia. Being a single parent is frightening, confusing and overwhelming, but it can also be very rewarding. Single or not, I am my children’s parent and the most important tools I possess are my love for my children, my wisdom and my common sense. They will only become a product of what they are taught from a young age and these children are deeply affected emotionally by the amount of love and compassion that is put into raising them. Which ever family structure is implied it must be one of respect and strong moral values that they can someday pass on to their family. Sense of loss. Children may feel they have lost a protector or a guide. This sense of loss could lead to high rates of anxiety and aggression and children using their upset feelings to manipulate the parents. If I do the best I can, learn from my mistakes (and I learn something new everyday) and love my children along the way, I’m doing all any parent, single or married, can ever do.It is important for society and government aids to notice these structural differences and take action. Where should be government funded programs to help assist single parent families with childcare and finances for parents.