I Need A Job!!!!…..

Posted: May 9, 2008 in Uncategorized
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So I have applied to like 10 different online jobs, and so far noone has responded. I did get a position with Amazon Mechanical Turks, but a lot of the assignments are hours of work for pennies in wages. For example, I had to write an original recipe for beef short ribs and upload an original picture for a website. How much did I make? 25 cents! My husband laughs at me when I say I am “working” and makes snide remarks about my “wages”, but when I whip out his bank card at the store he has a fit. “Ummie,” (yes, he calls me Ummie) “what did you by for $6.35? You think I’m made out of money? Keep it up and I’m gonna take my card back!!!”

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!! You’ve been threatening to do that for months!! I’m tired of having to explain every purchase I make. I can’t buy a pack of cookies without getting the third degree? Thats why I want to have my own income. FREEDOM!!!! (except the 30+ hours it will take per day to acquire said freedom).

A job will also help me in my hijrah obsession plans. I can save some money towards our tickets. My alternate plan sounds a bit desperate so I will save that for another post.

I am really hoping to do something from home so if anyone has any job leads, feel free to share. In the meantime, this position sounds a bit do-able, although it doesn’t give an end date:

  1. peacefulmuslimah says:

    Salaam Alaikum,

    Weren’t you looking for a second wife for your husband? How could he afford polygyny if he is questioning you about $6.35? This is one thing I just don’t think a lot of people take seriously….

    If you have a university degree and can write decently, why don’t you see about marketing your skills as an editor for student work? You can usually put an ad up on campus and in local newspapers with email access.

    Good luck!

  2. tabarakallah says:

    The problem is not how much money he has, the problem is I have unlimited access to his bank card which I think makes him nervous. I am used to having my own money and the freedom to spend it how I choose. I told him it would be easier if he just deposits what he wants me to spend into my own account but he thinks this arrangement is okay. But when he sees what he thinks is too many withdrawals he has a spasm…. no win situation.

  3. peacefulmuslimah says:

    If that’s all it is, then I think you should impose a budget upon yourself (if he refuses to do that). You can set and amount and in cases where you go over, deduct it from the amount you will spend the following month. Let him know you are setting this budget and thus, you don’t want him to give you a hard time about the way you adhere to it. Insha’Allah, you will work this out.

    And btw, if he think there are too many withdrawals with one wife — he should imagine doubling it! LOL!

  4. tabarakallah says:

    lololol… I’ll be sure to mention that to him. As for budgets….uh.. I’m not quite the budgeting type. Maybe thats another minus on the polygyny front. But Allah does say that he increases ones provision in cases of marriage and child birth. So that kinda makes me feel better.

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