01 Mar '11, 11pm

Working mum has given up looking for the perfect job with work-life balance

I REFER to the letter "Part-time jobs are what we need" by Goh Hui Hoon (Feb 28) and "For family's sake, shorten our work days" by Anita Subramaniam (Voices Online, Feb 28). I can fully empathise with these two mothers. As a full-time working mother, I find it a struggle to maintain that delicate work-life balance that all of us seek. A typical day for me starts at 6am, when I prepare my child for school. I do not get home till 8pm, on average - sometimes later if I need to work overtime. By the time I pick my son up and bring him home, it is close to 10pm, resulting in him sleeping at about 11pm. It bothers me that I cannot even give him adequate sleep - who in the world allows her child to sleep that late? To make things worse, my bosses expect me to respond to email after office hours. Sometimes, I am even required to get things cleared overnight. I do not get to sleep ...

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