My wife has been a stay at home mum for a while now and looks after the kids.
I work long hours in a sales role and now she wants to start selling on beauty products on Facebook.
I didn’t mind initially. I thought it would be awesome for her to have her own gig. However, now when we speak we’re constantly interrupted by querying customers or if we’re enjoying time together before bed, again phone pings away like fuck.
It happens constantly due to the number of queries.
Again, I wouldn’t mind, especially if she was making margins on this product. But it’s a shitty pyramid scheme so for selling 200 units she has made -$20. It would take selling 2000 to pull in a part timer wage.
I told her that the selling is ruining family time and our time and that I wanted her to stop for a week to see if it makes a difference to our home life.
She said she’ll stop but doesn’t want to lose her business. She doesn’t like relying on me for all her money.
I told her I would tell her when she needs a job, as we’re fine financially. If she wants to do a sales gig for fun during the day, shoot for the stars. Just don’t let it eat up our time.
Her team lead knows I support her financially, so she can afford to operate at a deficit for a little while- so she calls/texts a my wife to rope her back in.
Initially my wife said she was doing this whole thing as a piss take.
Now it’s annoying and becoming a problem as she’s glued to the phone like a 12 year old.
Am I being fair in saying she needs to take a break? Am I unjustified in thinking this whole thing is stupid and causing unnecessary issues?