work and career matters

After careful consideration, I have decided to go back to working in traditional office. It was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made considering that I have always wanted to stay and work at home so I can also be where my daughter is. Among the many plausible reasons I have, recent health concerns in the family added more weight to the decision that at least one of us should be back working in traditional office setting so that the whole family can have health insurance as part of the benefits. Anyway, I am not going to be working in the office the whole day and my Saturdays and Sundays are always free.

Indeed, even as a freelancer, work-at-home employee or a casual worker, it’s really important to have an amount set aside for contingencies such as health setbacks and other emergencies. Sometimes, we tend to put these things off (if not forget) hoping that we would stay healthy all the time and especially since we’ve always known ourselves to be not the sickly type.

However, we can’t always tell when ailments strike. We can never be assured that we won’t get sick because we are taking vitamins and other health supplements. As these things do come in unexpected moments, we need to be prepared so that we have something to use when our health needs proper medical care and attention.


  1. pwede din namang continuous ang remittances mo sa SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-ibig sis kahit hindi ka magwork... anyway, congrats to your new job.. i just hope ma-fix na ang "health problems" sa family para back to what you want ka na...


  2. That was a very wise move on your part so that you will have more financial stability for the unforeseen events that may come your family's way. In everything, "Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6). But my God will provide for all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19). Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

  3. That is one benefit that you have to look out for yourself if you are a freelance work at home person. As Sheryl said, you can opt to continue the payment of Philhealth but you have to shoulder everything unlike when employed where the employer shoulders half the premium.

    Anyway, hope things get better with your family and I hope things work out well with your work.

  4. @Sheryl/Chin: thanks to the both of you. you're right about Pag-ibig and Philhealth. We can indeed take care of these things even as work-at-home employees. However, I am also looking forward to the medical insurance (and other benefits) that will be provided by the company that will cover the entire family. Sa PhilHealth kasi maliit lang ang coverage
    @brother Mel: thanks! indeed, we entrust everything to God. We also seek for His guidance everytime we make decisions such as this.


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