My wife and I have 3 young children. My wife enjoys her job and works hard for our family. I also have a very good job working at one of the top 4 accounting firms, but have taken on a lot of the home responsibilities: cooking and cleaning, taking kids to school and looking after them, making sure they do their homework and get to bed on time etc. The responsibilities of child and home care along with my job was putting on a lot of pressure and burden on me and our family. My office is 1.5 hours away from our home so each day I would spend 3 hours travelling, as well as 8 hours in the office, and then on top of that, all the family responsibilities was becoming too much to bear.
My wife is a loyal follower of Master Lu. She suggested me to read 7 Little Houses and pray to the Bodhisattvas to give me an opportunity that would allow me to keep working and help reduce my stress. It is extremely hard for me to find another job, though I am an experienced IT expert in Software Architecture, firstly because of childcare responsibility, I can only work part-time (3 days), and most companies want full-time employees. Secondly, because of the Coronavirus, there are many good and experienced people that apply for each job, and the competition is high.
Shortly after we started reading the first Little House, a boss of a company where I had done some work before contacted me out of the blue. They had an opportunity that they thought might suit me, and asked if I wanted to apply. I asked if I could do it part-time, and work from home, so I do not have to spend so much time travelling to work, and in the office? He said he would need to check with his boss.
I applied for the job and continued to read Little Houses. Many other people also applied for the job, I was advised that due to the COVID situation, there are many very experienced and skilled people who also applied. My wife and I just put our faith in Bodhisattva and knew that if we do the right thing then the right opportunity will come.
Along the way there were other challenges. I needed to provide references, but I do not have up to date contact details for my previous manager. After one week of trying, however, I was able to track them down and they provided a good reference for me.
Finally, after 3 months, we have received the news that they will offer me the job and I can start in November. They advised I can do it remotely and only work 3 days per week, allowing me to spend more time and effort on my children. This will take a big burden off our family and allow my wife to continue working in her way to support our family, which she loves to do.
Thank you Boddhisattva.
Thank you Master Lu.
I will continue learning Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.