I am confused what is more important Family or Job?

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  1. MMMoney profile image58
    MMMoneyposted 13 years ago

    I am confused what is more important Family or Job?

    1. Misha profile image63
      Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Do you work to live or do you live to work? Once you answer this one, the other answer will come naturally smile

  2. leeberttea profile image56
    leebertteaposted 13 years ago

    Yeah if you have to as you're in trouble! Family is definitely more important. You can always get another job.

    1. Precious Pearl profile image76
      Precious Pearlposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Your family takes priority over your job.  Jobs are temporal ... family is forever.

    2. MMMoney profile image58
      MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i like the answer but  if job require you to work late then how to compromise?

      1. leeberttea profile image56
        leebertteaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        We all have choices to make.  I don't know what you do for a living but some job requirements are just a part of a chosen career and your family should accept those, like a doctor being on call and answering emergencies, or a policeman having to rotate shifts. Other jobs pressure you to work overtime and may even consider some overtime to be a requirement, but no matter what they require it is still usually your choice. Bottom line is you can always get another job.

      2. RisingBreeze profile image60
        RisingBreezeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Find time. Work your schedule around to where you can spend some form of time with your family. Whether it's spending time eating a meal together (breakfast if you can't be there for dinner) or playing a game, any time at all is important, even if it's only in short bursts. If you find yourself still unable to find the time and you DO value being around your family, perhaps you should look into another job if your employers won't work with you to come up with a more suitable schedule.

        1. MMMoney profile image58
          MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          that good take to find time

      3. Precious Pearl profile image76
        Precious Pearlposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        If you can set aside special time that is just for the family during your off-time.  Make it a priority ... just as important as the job and make sure that you communicate that to them.  I set aside time for my daughter that is just for her ... this let's her know she is a priority in my life.

  3. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 13 years ago

    Both really, if you want to have a family you must first be able to provide for them so balance in both areas is the answer in my opinion.  BTW love your avatar. smile

    1. MMMoney profile image58
      MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      very nice reply

  4. profile image0
    Precious Williamsposted 13 years ago

    For me it's the job, because that's how I survive, but I am aware that the world is full of examples of men and women who put their job first and when they slowed down found that their family have moved on emotionally and sometimes physically.

  5. Rafini profile image69
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    Family is more important unless you don't have family - the key is balancing your priorities.

  6. saddlerider1 profile image58
    saddlerider1posted 13 years ago

    Family comes first, job always second. One can always find another job, one can't replace family.

    1. MMMoney profile image58
      MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      some time hard to find job then what to do

    2. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i concur! smile

  7. TMMason profile image60
    TMMasonposted 13 years ago

    You really need to ask?...

    I hope you are kidding. I could see asking if people think God or family comes first... but not your job.

  8. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 13 years ago

    I am confused. Why would you ask a stupid question such as this anyway. I can only think that you do not have a family, for which I feel sorry for you or you just wanted to provoke a reaction. If so, you won.

    1. MMMoney profile image58
      MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Please do not answer if you do not like the question

  9. profile image0
    askpowersposted 13 years ago

    Definitely family is more important. but this should be kept in mind that without money you can not survive smile
    but there is actually need of balancing between family and job. Both are important, but family is at very high priority.

  10. prettydarkhorse profile image55
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    Family is very important, the reason you need to make money is for your family. Sometimes there is a compromise, balance is important, earning money and making your family happy and always being there for them when they need you.

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      Home Girlposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Some time ago in another life in a different country I was facing this tough decision. Work or my little son, who could not survive in a daycare - he was sick all the time and doctors told me to quit my job and take care of him. I knew: the job I had - I could never replace it ! Never. And I liked it. And I needed it very much! But I equally could not replace my little son. Sure, I quitted my job. Sure I never had a job like that. Sure I had to face poverty but my son survived and was healthy! And it was my best reward for everything.

  11. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 13 years ago

    The problems, most of them ,  in America today are directly related to "job or family" choices , Latch key kids as adults are the most problematic of our society. Really ,I think most people know the amswer to this one . Jobs come and go , as a valuable employee ? Watch what happens if you get sick or something , your job will drop you like a hot rock, jobs come and go , but families just go .Stick with the fam........

  12. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    Family is the most important.  Jobs come and go, and the truth be told, no matter how hard you work for a company, when you slip up, that's when they will notice.  Family will always be there for you.  How to balance?  Learn and practice saying "no" when asked to work overtime or asked to choose work above family.  Stand your ground firmly, and you will see the true colors come out.  If it is a company that values you, they will support your decision.  If it is a company that does not respect or value you, you will see negative results.  If it is the latter case, you will have to question yourself: do you really want to work for a company that does not mesh with your values.

    1. MMMoney profile image58
      MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      very nicely said balance in very important

  13. raisingme profile image77
    raisingmeposted 13 years ago

    Look at who and what outside of your family and your that you are giving your time and energy to.  Do they or does it contribute to you in a positive way or do they or it take your time and attention away from areas of your life that could benefit more from your time and attention.  Make a list, prioritize it, leave behind anyone and anything that gobbles up your time and attention.  Then reinvest your freed up time in your top priorities.

    1. MMMoney profile image58
      MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      good answer

  14. starme77 profile image77
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    Family should always come first - I see a lot of parents dragging their kids through mcdonalds in their SUV headed for a ball game - not for the kids , but to show off their two jobs and fancy paint job , while they are only one of those pay checks away from being homeless - but , gotta make that payment on that SUV - fill it up with expensive gas , wear fancy clothes and work the two jobs killing themselves just to look all good - when really they should cut one job - get a smaller car - stay home and cook dinner for their family and sit down and eat with their kids - too many children are being sacrificed for the the sake of money , stuff and things these days

    1. MMMoney profile image58
      MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      another good way to say that family come first

  15. barryrutherford profile image77
    barryrutherfordposted 13 years ago

    this is sort of a rhetorical question.  How do you feel about your family ?  If you lost your job or lost your family which wold hurt you most ?

    1. MMMoney profile image58
      MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      both are bad

  16. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

    You are certainly confused if you even have to ask this question. 

    Family (and I'm talking in the broadest context, not just your spouce and kids) is the most important thing you will ever have in your life.

    Work is something you do to survive, to pay the bills, to get the material things you need and want.  It's what you do for your family, not instead of your family.

    Jobs come and go.  You can make your own job, change your job, or quit your job, but your family is who you are, where you come from, and the legacy you will leave behind you after you pass away...

  17. fresnavee profile image58
    fresnaveeposted 13 years ago

    Family is the most important thing, but if you can't provide for your family and you are the sole provider, then you cannot care for your family. The answer isn't nearly as simple as anyone makes it out to be.

    1. MMMoney profile image58
      MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      difficult question both are important in life

  18. Wendy Krick profile image66
    Wendy Krickposted 13 years ago

    Many people are home with their family and Not present. Whether you work or not, be Present with your family because it is what is important.

    1. MMMoney profile image58
      MMMoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      very nice answer

  19. samman profile image60
    sammanposted 13 years ago

    I agree with "fresnavee". Family is important but what is the point of having a one if you cannot take care of it! I think you have to do a good job and be there for the family.

  20. dahoglund profile image73
    dahoglundposted 13 years ago

    There has to be a balance, at least if your are the breadwinner in the family. They depend on you, Therefore for the sake of family you necessarily must take care of duties at work. On the other hand, your job will suffer if you do no keep harmoney with your family. They are interdependent.

  21. Medora Trevilian profile image60
    Medora Trevilianposted 13 years ago

    Neither. Truth, beauty, justice come first. We neither live to work nor work merely in order to live. We live for our art and our truth. If an employer asks you to betray your values, say "no". If a spouse, a child or a parent asks you to lie for them, say "no". Be true to yourself, and you will be a faithful servant to your master and a loving member of your family.

  22. Shadesbreath profile image78
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    It depends on whether you like your family or not.

    1. Aya Katz profile image83
      Aya Katzposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      And whether you like your family may also depend on how your family feels about your work. If you have a supportive family, then they will be fans of your work, and they will understand that more is involved than earning money. But if you have a family that evaluates your work on the basis of how much money it brings in per hour spent away from them, then you have set yourself up for a really  big conflict between family and work. If you love your work, your family needs to love it, too, or at least understand that it's not just a way to support them financially.

  23. hubconnie profile image58
    hubconnieposted 13 years ago

    Both. Find a time... balance. Both important to our lives.

  24. chigoiyke profile image60
    chigoiykeposted 13 years ago

    I bet you are confused enough to not learn how to balance your work with your family. It was the family that brought work in the first place.

  25. Tom Cornett profile image82
    Tom Cornettposted 13 years ago

    I bring home the dough and she bakes the bread.  Work is part of love.  The best fruits of labor is when a family works together. Nobody has ever been praised at a funeral for being the best couch potato in the family.  smile

  26. richtwf profile image60
    richtwfposted 13 years ago

    We need to work, but bottom-line is family; they're are more important than work.


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