Errrr, I think it’s like challenging for me to answer this kind of question. I don’t know the best way to explain what my husband do for living. Mmmmm, i mean his job. Because most all of our relatives didn’t understand. Include our parents, sad.
These days, so many job that never exist or even unusual in our parents era. It’s very normal for them to not knowing about it.
But, after read much stories from cool blogger out there about their extraordinary job. I feel like I’m not the only one who feel complicated about it. My husband do programming for living. I know there so much programmer that feel the same experience like my husband. And i feel glad too if you all that read this, know about programming.
At first he work it as freelance. And now he work as programmer in one of IT company. Alhamdulillah this is our rizki and we accept it with fully hearts and grateful.
The problem is people in our circle didn’t know about programming. Work as programmer isn’t well known. So they always look at me with the bizzare face, “what kind of work was that ?!”. In the end, to make it simple i always said my husband work with computer or IT staff. And their response are…
“Oh… so your husband can repair the out of order computer ?”
“Oh… Could your husband help me to reinstall my laptop ?”
“Oh… that’s mean you can ask your husband to download some movies ?”
“Oh… Could your husband get rid of viruses from my laptop ?”
“Oh… your husband must be very good at typing !”
Spechless. Because I know my husband job isn’t easy peasy as lemon squeeze !. He did complicated things. And i feel proud with him. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh.
When my husband do programming as freelance, he always spend his time to work in our bedroom (because we don’t have special room for working). He only go outside when he needs go to masjid for pray-to attend pengajian-to attend wedding invitation-to accompany me shopping-to meet the client for settle things-to playing futsal with his friends or-to pick me up from work.
Since we still live together with my parents in law. They know his daily routine and it make them feel worried. They wonder why their son didn’t have proper job like everyone. In their mindset, work is out from home at 7 a.m and go home at 5 p.m. So, a man that work at home definitely not PROPER JOB !. Though my husband can support our household also his parents, give me allowance, even saving. My parents in law still worried, they afraid my husband get money from illegal or inappropriate way. They always ask what my husband did full day at home. Isn’t he feel bored ?.
Me and husband have tried to explain to them that his work have flexible time. And he doesn’t need to go anywhere since he can do it at home. And our money comes from good effort that mean it’s HALAL, InsyaAllah. But they still want my husband got a job from real company.
My parents didn’t have many question about his job. They also don’t understand about it. But my parents believe my husband is educated and good person. So, they all support all the things he choose. My parents don’t mind if my husband would work in company, being a government employee, or run own business. As long it’s good and halal, why not ?. They only wants me to support my husband in good and bad times, never let my husband to choose something under pressure.
So, to make everyone happy my husband quit his work as freelancer. Luckily my husband had found the perfect company for him. And his passion for programming will always life. It won’t die. I’ve never seen my husband did his work seriously in high spirit like NOW. Seems he and that company destined to meet and did much things together. I feel grateful and relieved…
Now, if someone ask me about my husband job. I tell it in the simple way. My husband is programmer. Please don’t ask me to explain this 🙂