Remembering my VA days

I was a stay-at-home-mom for a year after we got back from Bahrain almost 4 years ago before I decided to work from home as a Virtual Assistant. During my SAHM days, I would just spend my time focusing on blogs and taking care of my daughter then, Deye. It wasn’t that difficult as I had my mom around me to help me perform my duties as a first time mom especially that Deye was just entering the terrible two stage that time.

I entered the Corporate world at a very young age. I am used to getting busy with office works but not with the household chores. That’s what made it hard for me to adjust. That is why a year later, I decided to do something. Luckily, those days Virtual Assistants were in demand and I happened to know a fellow mommy blogger who actually manages staff working as VAs, Ms. Dine aka Sexy Mom. She actually offered me a job just before I got back to Philippines but since I promised my husband not to work, well, at least, to try, I declined. However, I used to do small tasks along with Mica. When I was finally ready, I approached her and we scheduled my interview via Skype. It was Ms. Dine and my kumare now, Liz, who did the interview. I really thought it would be that easy. I had a hard time adjusting with my new schedule. I used to do a 9pm to 6am for almost a year. Fast forward. I woke up with a loud door knock one day, it was my brother. He said “Look at Deye, she’s making milk by herself!”. That was about it! That’s what made me decide that a VA job is not for me. I also remember some days when Deye would tell me “Mama, you’re always sleeping”. It melts my heart to hear those words but I just could not stay awake later than lunch time till she’s finally ready for her afternoon nap. I couldn’t do that everyday so there were days where I would just doze off to sleep without playing with her.

Few days later, I passed my resignation letter. Ms. Dine understood with no questions asked. It was a valid reason. Well, at least for the two of us. She’s a mom too, and knows the dilemma very well how jobs online work. Months later, I searched jobs posted over the Internet which was something similar to Legacy System Operator Jobs. My husband and I discussed about my plan of going back to the Corporate world. At least, I’d have the nights spent with the girls and be with them on weekends.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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  1. It’s actually convenient and more practical, wala din halos pinagkaiba sa napasukan ko dati. Kasi we get perks and benefits din. We even had birthday leave, annual assembly and Team Building din kaso lang talaga di pwede sa akin yung schedule. Lalo na ngayon 2 na sila, I’m sure di din ako makakatulog kasi libangan nila ang tumili haha!

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  2. I’d never thought of being a Virtual Assistant, but it seems pretty cool! If I do ever have to work from home, I’ll definitely consider this as an income supplement. Sorry it didn’t work out for you – but everything happens for a reason, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kayla

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