Moms seeking part time employment

Every individual has a dream or an ambition in life. SO does a woman have, but striking a balance between work and family becomes difficult for a working woman. Working 40 hours a week, she hardly gets time for herself and her family. And then at one point she has to choose between career and family, and she has to sacrifice her career and her dreams to fulfil her family needs. A woman always has to prioritize between family and work and for her family always comes first.

However, one can always pursue their career even if they are not going to office or could not work full time. There are innumerable options available these days for an ambitious mother. Below are some of the part time options:

  1. Freelancing: Most of the companies provide great opportunities to the freelancers. They can work at their comfort level and get paid on the basis of the work done or hours worked. So, this is one option which will help you continue with your career as well as balance your family life. Freelancing includes a glut of skills like freelance web designers, freelance writers, recruiter, and programmers. In every field these days freelancing option is available.
  2. Teaching: Some women would like to teach little kids and so this would be a great part time employment, as this would not be a 9 to 5 job. Moreover, you can teach a subject of your interest.  Also, you can opt for a visiting lecturer. This option is mostly at a higher level of education like MBA, but if you have already done a course in teaching and you are well versed with the subject, you can take this as a part time option.
  3. Contract employees: Big companies hire contract employees for a stipulated period or hours of work. One can always go for a contract position with big companies, the major advantage is that you get paid well and you can work as per your flexibility.
  4. Trainer: Again, lot of companies hire third party vendors to provide trainers in different field like communication trainer, voice and accent trainer, personality development trainer, and technical trainer. So you can work as a trainer in the companies. This is another great option to work part time and still get paid well.
  5. Tuitions: There are parents who, apart from sending their kid to school want a personal tutor for a particular subject or all subjects, who will help the kid understand the subject more. This job requires you to work just 1-2 hrs a day and again you are paid well.

 

When you browse through, you will find a plethora of options where you can choose a perfect part time job. Which will keep you moving ahead in your career at the same time spend time with the family. So, it is up to you which part time job you take up as a career. So, never let your dreams shatter and never let your sacrifices take a toll on your career. Being ambitious is not a blunder. So realize your dreams at the same time let your family know how important they are to you.

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Why this indifference

Today, this day, I would like to espouse for all the girls in the world who is and has been surviving in this male chauvinist society. I really don’t understand why people blindly follow the public reverence and not even use their commonsense.

Time and again, girls have been targeted at every phase of life. No girl in this world is safe enough. I would like to ask you, God has sent us for some  purpose, then why does this so called “society “ has to decide, that women and girls does not have the  freedom and right to live or to fulfil the purpose they are here for.

I mean for God’s sake, get some life. Right from the time a girl child is born they are being tortured. Especially in rural India, if they come to know that the foetus is a girl child, they kill her inside the womb itself. If, god forbids, she comes out, she has to suffer hell. And so she does, without uttering a word. Apparently, people support the social stigma to an extent, that they are blinded to see what is right and what is wrong.

A woman doesn’t have the right to study, work, have a social life, or have friends? A woman is compared with Hindu Goddess, but still her self esteem and dignity is torn asunder. All her life she sacrifices and suffers and doesn’t utter a word. Why this indifference?

If she has to work, she faces criticisms in office, at home, from relatives. Every day, her self -respect is torn to snippets, but still she suffers. Every day she faces molestation verbal or physical, still she suffers. She is a target of domestic violence, still she suffers. She is being raped and abused, still she has to keep quiet and suffer. She has to face acid attacks, still she suffers the pain. I mean there has to be a limit to her sufferings.

Why this indifference? Why this predicament only to her?  Why we are we so callous when all this happens right in front of us. Why when a woman comes to you for help, you shrug it off. Don’t you feel for her? Or is it just that, this is some spicy news for you to watch and enjoy and then blame the government for this and then back you are to your own world. Remember this can happen to your child, or your wife or any other family member.

In the Delhi gang rape case, millions of people stood for the justice of Nirbhaya. I would like to ask everyone, only when any such incident happens, you will stand up for it? Take a step forward and stand for every woman. She doesn’t have to be a rape victim or a molestation survivor or an acid attack survivor.

Let us all as an individual get into a pact that no such violence whatsoever will be acceptable. We will raise our voices against injustice and will support each and every woman in this world. So she can live a normal life. She doesn’t have to live her whole life with fear and insecurity. Only when we respect the women in our country, people will respect her. Let us set an example to the whole nation, that we stand for our women and support her.

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I wish she had a smart suraksha with her

Smart Suraksha is an App in Android which, at the tap of a button can reach to 5 people in your contact and it alerts them that you are in danger.

Crisis never informs you before coming. Same thing happened with one of my friend. Rita works in a Call centre, and working in a BPO means you have to work at night. They had a cab facility. But as per the rules, if a lady employee has to be picked first or dropped last, they have to send a security person or any male co employee to escort till her drop or pickup point.

So, it was early in the morning when her shift got over, around 6.00 am. Her drop point was the last, but no male employee volunteered to escort her and there was no security person in the cab. Everyone was  sleepy and no one thought that anything could happen as it was already day light and her drop was just 1 km away from the 2nd last drop.

Anyways, taking the advantage of the hour, the cab driver changed the route, when asked, he said “Maam, that route is closed due to some agitations in the city”. She could smell the danger but, her phone was running low on battery, and even if she makes a call her phone will be switched off. She asked the driver to stop the car or follow the normal route, but to her surprise he didn’t listen to her. By that time she was pretty sure that she was in danger but was helpless.

Then the driver cornered her to an isolated place and tried to molest her. She could not even scream because no one could hear her scream in that place. But, with all the courage left she kicked him on his sensitive area and managed to get out of the place, took a taxi and rushed to the police station.

Later she was so horrified that it took her quite some time to get over the incident.

I wish she had a smart suraksha with her. Even if your phone is running low on battery you can just tap a button and the danger alert reaches 5 people from your contact list you choose to be.

SO, I would suggest every woman that “Your safety is of utmost importance”. Only you would know the pang behind any incident that happens to you. People will come and just show some sympathy and go away, we women have to stand for each other.

SO to all the women out there, Please install the smart suraksha APP and be safe.

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Women In today’s world

Women In today’s world

 

There is a maxim which says “behind every successful man there is a woman”. This maxim well suits in today’s scenario. Not only today but if we go back to the past; we could see that it’s the woman who changes a man’s world. If a woman wants she can make a house or she can destroy.  Gone are the days of sati system where a woman was burnt alive along with her dead spouse.

With the growing awareness in women today, there has been a drastic change in the behavior, living and knowledge of women. DO you remember the place of a woman in the society, say, some decades back? It was that of a slave who has to follow her master on whatever is told to her by her master. Now things have changed, where women are equally literate than men are. They walk shoulder to shoulder with men.

Women has become independent now. Thanks to the growing education programs being conducted all over India for the enhancement and development of education in women. The status of women in India has been subject to many great changes over the past few millennium. There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a great revolution in the history of women. The evidence is everywhere; the voice of women is increasingly heard in Parliament, courts and in the streets.

Although most women in India work and contribute to the economy in one form or another, much of their work is not documented or accounted for in official statistics. Unfortunately, women in this country are mostly unaware of their rights because of illiteracy and the oppressive tradition. Names like Kalpana Chawla: The Indian born, who fought her way up into NASA and was the first women in space, and Indira Gandhi: The Iron Woman of India was the Prime Minister of the Nation.

Women in India now participate in all activities such as education, politics, media, art and culture, service sectors, science and technology, etc .The Constitution of India guarantees to all Indian women equality (Article 14), no discrimination by the State (Article 15(1)), equality of opportunity (Article 16), equal pay for equal work (Article 39(d)). In addition, it allows special provisions to be made by the State in favor of women and children (Article 15(3)), renounces practices derogatory to the dignity of women (Article 51(A) (e)), and also allows for provisions to be made by the State for securing just and humane conditions of work and for maternity relief. (Article 42).

Women have now not only found their place in work places but are also party to governance. In recent years there have been explicit moves to increase women’s political participation. Women have been given representation in the Panchayati Raj system as a sign of political empowerment. There are many elected women representatives at the village council level. At the central and state levels too women are progressively making a difference. Today we have women Chief Ministers in five large states of India. The Women’s reservation policy bill is slated to further strengthen political participation.