How do you garner respect?

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  • #2871
    Profile photo of Berrybear

    I have found that as a work-from-home mom, it’s really hard for me to garner respect from friends and family members. I really do ‘work’ but when I tell people I’m a WAH mom, their eyes start rolling immediately, almost as if to say, “Yeah right. You really just sit on your butt and watch TV all day.”

  • #2880
    Profile photo of Gennie

    I think people have a tendency towards that type of thinking. We’ve been conditioned to think that working means going out and getting a job outside the home. In the future that will change as more people work from home instead of the traditional 9-5 job outside the home. Hard as it is, you just need to ignore those people that don’t believe you are working.

  • #2888
    Profile photo of wahmama

    I’ve stopped trying to glean respect from those that only want to give it according to their own narrow set of standards. My husband’s side of the family treats me that way because his mom always worked outside the home (sometimes two jobs at a time) and that’s all they know. I just ignore it.

  • #2946
    Profile photo of Lorelei

    In my opinion, so many people are always scared of leaving that “secure” job and working from home because they think that it won’t be sustainable. I just ignore their comments.

  • #2953
    Profile photo of Lilly

    A lot of people are not used to the idea that it is possible to work from home and make money. That is why they always have those kind of reactions.

  • #2968
    Profile photo of Andrea

    When people criticize what I do or when they tell me that I need to find a “real” job, I just show them my PayPal stats. They can’t say anything after that 🙂

    • #2974
      Profile photo of wahmama

      Ha ha, Andrea!! If that were a Facebook comment I would have to ‘like’ it. 😉 That’s about the best way to prove the doubters wrong — show them your income.

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