First of August

I quit teaching and I help my husband in the shop since 1 March 2008. It all happened because my BIL had decided to open his own shop somewhere else. My husband bought over his share and so he is the sole proprietor of the shop. He told me that I were to just help at the counter. That means handling the cash. That's fine with me.

But it was not smooth sailing. My husband is very stressed as I was not able to help him in handling the chinese medical stuff. Mind you, I was not even chinese educated. But I tried my best. In year 2008, I was actually still on unpaid leave. I could easily leave the shop and go back to school. But I don't know why I hesitated and carried on till finally I left teaching for good in 2009. 

So in March 2009, I was given a salary. Well, since I accepted that, I became an employee and definitely I had to work accordingly. I had to go to work on time. Sometimes, I could be late and the boss didn't like it. As a boss, he's entitled to scold but I couldn't take it. 

I always wanted to quit from work but I didn't have the heart to do so. Deep inside, I know he needed me so I stayed put.

At the end of March this year, I was late to work. Frankly speaking, I was at a store looking for cards to be given to my customers who participated in the 'I love my pet' contest. He called me but my phone was in the car. 

When I reached the shop, he was angry that I didn't answer his call and started scolding. I knew I was wrong so I kept quiet.

But deep inside me, I was not happy with the way he treated me. So I wrote a letter of resignation with effect from 1 April. But I will still be helping him at the shop. Not as an employee but as a free worker.

Since then, I realised that he's trying real hard to control his temper. I was thinking to myself. I could just leave the shop for good. Anyway, it has been 4 months and I feel good. He hasn't scolded much since then.

So there's a lot of difference being an employee and a free worker. I don't get salary since April but thankfully he still remembers to give me some pocket money.

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On a happy note, I hereby announce my top commenters for the month of July. As before, one has to leave at least a comment on my every post for the month.

Congratulations to Angeline, Sharon and Mun

My sincere thanks to each and everyone of you for supporting my blog.

Comments

  1. It's great of you to continue helping out for free. Running a store can be very stressful; for us, it was a lack of foot traffic coming into the store that started driving down profits and putting us all on edge. After reorganizing some new management and purchasing led signs for the storefront, everything is under control again. Best of luck to you with your shop, and your blog! I always love reading about your experiences.

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  2. Wow...your husband should really know you love him a lot. Haha :D

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  3. You made me laugh so much as you are so honest and transparent! It is not easy to find a tolerant and understanding wife these days. Other female monsters would have thrown her slippers or ketchup bottle at your husband and storm out. Your husband needs to cool down otherwise his blood pressure will go up.

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  4. My wife hates teaching yet she took a degree in Education. Now she still has to teach in order to get her Masters. I will tell her that you would prefer teaching than be a Taukeh soh.

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  5. Congratulations to the 3 Champions!

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  6. You really did take a risk by quitting your teaching job and showed your faith in your husband. He is obviously under a lot of stress and at times like those, the loved ones get the brunt of it. I'm so sorry. I hope things ease up a bit.

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  7. P.S. Would you believe my son is headed your way? I was rather surprised. I thought he was staying in Singapore for the week.

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  8. i think you have been helping the shop a lot.. from taking care of the business, promoting the shop, handling the administrative work etc.. you are indeed the almighty Ipoh Taukesoh!! :)

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  9. Congratulations to Angeline, Sharon and Mun for being the top commenters!! :)

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  10. hahaha... i like this post.. very sincere and how you felt.. and now that you are feeling happier because he treats you like a lau pan liang now instead of a worker.. Love the 888888888888888888888... hahahaha...

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  11. Good morning Wenn,

    Thank you for sharing with us the ups and downs of being a TaukeSoh. Ya, not easy to help out a loved ones and then have to be scolded but you did well to manage the situation and thought of a solution by being a free worker. Kudos to you.

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  12. Congrats to Angeline and Sharon! and a thank you to TM and SK for the well wishes. May all of us keep on writing comments to support Wenn's blog. :)

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  13. May today be a good day for you Wenn and may your boss keep his cool and smile the whole day. Have a nice day!

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  14. I was curious how come you quit teaching and help out in the shop, till now read this post, hehe...

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  15. hehe, i'm the top commenter again this month, hehe...

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  16. Next week is Hari Raya, will the shop be close during the period?

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  17. Good morning wenn!

    Nothing comes easy in life right? But I think things are getting better already now!

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    1. Wow, congrats to the top 3 commenters! Keep it up ya!!

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  18. You are an integral part of the shop, Wenn?

    Not as an employee, but I think more of a partner. A partner in life and a partner at work. Nothing beats that.

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  19. Running a business is indeed very stressful. You are doing great, Wenn. At least you knows he still needs you in the shop and you continued as a free worker. Really salute your patience.

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  20. well as for me, i still don't
    know how long i would be staying on this
    job i have now but so far im really
    enjoying it

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  21. well life is like that, there are things you are
    needed to let go to go further,
    what important is you enjoy life and never regret anything

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  22. well i think what you did is great
    he now knows that scolding at you isn't really helping and it clearly shows that it was effective indeed

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  23. anyway congratulations to the winners,
    you all deserve it im happy for you guys

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  24. my bad for the delayed comments wenn these past few days were quite stressful for me

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  25. have a great day and happy blogging wenn
    take the best of care and god bless you

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  26. Congratulations to Mun , sharon and angeline :)

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  27. Glad you are happier now and your husband is happier too. As long as harmony in the marriage :)

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  28. Wenn i'm late today.... that is why hubby n i didn't work at the same place..

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  29. A big congrats to Sharon and Mun.... keep it up.

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  30. Wenn u did a good job. You've done so many things and i know ur hubby will know and appreciate your hard work and contribution to the shop and family.

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  31. I guess chang jiang needs you. You're such a good helper there.

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  32. Wenn i'm late today.... that is why hubby n i didn't work at the same place..

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  33. It is hard for the husband and wife working together, needs a lot of patience, especially with one who thinks he/she is always right.

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  34. Congrats to Angeline, Sharon and Mun lo!!! Keep it up!!! ^.^

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