Go Find a Real Job! -I’m Ranting!!

Updated on: by Miranda Grimm

If you have ever been made to feel your home based job isn’t good enough- Raise your hand!

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If you ever felt the need to defend the fact you are on your computer all day because you are WORKING- Raise your hand!

If you ever felt slightly embarrassed when you were asked ‘so, what do you do for a living?’ – Raise your hand!

If you ran out of hands to raise then this is for you!

A fellow work at home online friend of mine faced this frustration the other day when someone told her she spent too much time on Facebook and needed to go find a REAL job!

Ignorance. Because they do not understand the way of the future- telecommuting- they immediately brand it as no good. What they do not realize is that we are all one step ahead of them. As the world slowly moves toward more and more home based jobs, they are being left behind.

Somehow getting dressed up every day to hop in their cars and drive through rush hour traffic, only to sit behind a computer in a different building than their home helps them to feel validated.

I chose to drop the mess in between and just park my butt right up to my own computer and work! This does not make my work ANY LESS of a REAL job!

All of you who think working from home is an excuse for us to sit at home in our pajamas, eating a bag of marshmallows dipped in cake icing while watching “Ellen” can kiss our office chair spread…go look it up!

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July 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

Raising my hand to this one…. took me a while to make my husband realize that I have a “real” job even though I work from home!


July 28, 2011 at 9:23 am

I hear this sometimes from my very own home. I think it is important to verify that we are working from home. I feel blessed to be working from home. And I spent a lot of time and effort doing so and I am not going to give it up because it does not fit into someone else’s ideal reality.

Screw them- in a nice way of course 😉


July 28, 2011 at 9:35 am

Both hands raised here, lol. People act like I’m crazy sometimes when I tell them I work from home, like they just can’t imagine how that could possibly work out. And for a long time I even heard stuff like this out of my own husband, nagging because I’m “always on the computer.” He shut up about it though when the money started rolling in more and more. He gets it! I just wish other people did.

Miranda Grimm

July 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

Yes! My husband used to do the same and now that he sees the payoff he acts like I am not on the computer enough!! haha 🙂 Funny how things turned around.

Katie Jones

July 28, 2011 at 9:55 am

Sometimes I wish it didn’t have to take money in order to prove to people, especially spouses, that what you are doing is real but eh, I guess I would be the same way! lol


July 28, 2011 at 10:02 am

No, I don’t clock in with a time card. But I work every day… and I do it WITH the kids, without a secretary, and while everyone calls asking for favors since I “don’t have a job.” I do it while going to school full time, baking cookies for the school bake sale and meeting all my family obligations. I’m the reason that there is money to go to the movies or buy extra groceries. I am a work-at-home mom and we deserve respect!

Miranda Grimm

July 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

Yeah…the calling for favors…somehow I am the one people go to for “can you go online and look up why my tongue is purple?”….lol. Sort of entertaining how I have become the family encyclopedia.


July 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I have had a blast with this one and yep I am the can you and will you in my family or how do you person rrrrr

oh and thanks a bunch I know your friend is very grateful for the support


July 28, 2011 at 10:29 am

Amen! When it comes to social media, if freelancing and/or blogging are your money-makers this *is* where the money is at. It’s where your clients are. It’s where the brands are.

Carla E.

July 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

I raised my hands to all! At times, my fiance will tell me to get a real job but not realizing that I’m working 10 times harder from home and saving money on childcare expenses and gas. I also hate when people say that online jobs aren’t “real jobs”


July 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

We save so much money by not having childrcare expenses!


July 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I have to raise my hand on this too. I have learned to just brush it off. After a while though, it will be the same people doubting what you do at home, that wants to know how they can do the same thing that you do.

Miranda Grimm

July 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm

so true!!

Leisa Good

July 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm

When people tell me that I don’t have a real job, I tell them to please inform the IRS. Because I sure paid some real taxes last year. Doesn’t get any more “real” than that.

My husband is so sweet. One day when a relative was really bothering me about getting a real job, he said, “While the rest of the country stands in the unemployment line, she’s smart enough to create her own work.”

He wasn’t always a believer!


July 30, 2011 at 3:58 am

I was thinking bout that today. With the jobs avialble online, there is no reason for someone to be unemployed.