Pros and Cons of being a Working Woman


“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” — Sheila Murray Bethel

Since I was a little girl, I always dreamt of being a working female. There were no second thoughts. Doing a job was the only plan I had, my only dream and I still remember the day when I got my first salary cheque. I had tearful eyes and was smiling ear to ear and I spent the entire salary in one day by getting gifts for the whole family. My most precious day till date! J

However this is not the case for every female. I see so many girls not planning to work because not everyone likes getting hands dirty after all. If there is an option of not working and still living a good life, sure, why not, by all means? But then I thought, let me jolt down few points for the young females who are still analyzing whether to go out to work and face the tough world or stay at home or not to do anything at all.



Please understand what I mean by being a working female. It does not necessarily means that you should do a job or earn money, but it means that you are building up your existence on your work, just like any other individual. It can be running a catering business from home or doing sales job or maintaining a playschool at home or running a blog or being a gym instructor or anything that you create or provide services. There are always pros and cons of everything and being a working woman has its own advantages as well as disadvantages. So here they are.

Pros and ConsTo put it in easy words, I would just say one thing. Working or not working is like walking in heels or walking barefoot. You will definitely feel pain, either of shoe bite or pebbles on road. You need to decide what do you like more, life with panache or life with ease!

Heels or Bare
Heels or bare

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  1. Having been on both sides, I do agree with the points listed. I am going to give it a different twist.
    Perks of not being a career woman:
    – You get to see your kids grow/spend time with family. You don’t have to be torn between your priorities.
    – No stress. If you are sick or just not feeling up to it, you don’t need to answer anyone and can have a down time without feeling like a fraud.
    – Pursue other interests. I have seen friends of mine giving up their corporate jobs and blossoming into people that no one thought they could ever be. The time constraints never allowed them to explore other parts of their personality while holding on to a full time job.
    – Better health! You get time to take care of yourself.
    Perks of being a career woman:
    – Shoes, dresses and more accessories! ha
    – A sense of purpose to your day.
    – More money at your disposal and therefore independence
    Like you said, there is no right or wrong. Everyone is entitled to pick their battles or decide for themselves what suits them most!

    As for point 3 in your list, don’t you think it is high time that house hold chores is not a woman’s responsibility alone but a shared one?

  2. So agree with all the points you mentioned here Kat. With regard to your point raised, I mentioned ‘some women’ as it is still prevalent in some households for women to take care of kids and house. Times are changing in high speed, I hope that every working female gets full unconditional support as every working male usually does! 🙂

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