I Feel Empowered As a Woman and Single Mother Working in Sales
I can tell you that, as a female, it’s never a good idea to not be proactive about securing a well-paying job for yourself simply because you’re married and you rely on your husband’s job instead. When mine told me that he was divorcing me, I had to think quickly about income, so I moved quickly to attend classes on consultative selling. My husband had worked as a sales consultant for years, and his job always sounded interesting to me. I wondered if I had what it takes to do the same work, and it turns out that I do.
It’s not like I didn’t want to work after I married my husband. We married, and I suddenly found that I was pregnant with our sweet little boy just weeks after we married. I did take on a part-time job for the next 8 months so that we could both bring money in to help with the upcoming childcare costs. However, our son has special needs, and that meant extra hours seeing specialists, doctors and other people who could help make life easier for him. It took up a lot of my time, but I enjoyed the time I spent doing that for my son, and my husband was happy that I was doing it.
When I learned that I was soon to be a divorced mom, I knew that I couldn’t stop getting my son the help that he needs. I also knew that I would need to work as well. This presented a conundrum at first, and I was a bit nervous while thinking about what options there are out there in the work world. I had listened to my husband’s work stories for many years, and I knew that he had never talked about anything that seemed like something I couldn’t handle. After the training that I took on my own, I interviewed for a position at a company that is in direct competition to my ex-husband’s company! I now make even more money than he does!