The question is : Would you quit a job of that high level to have more time with your child? This goes to show how much he values "family" and the importance of being apart of his child's youth. Once its gone - you can't turn back the hands of time. You may be wealthy and well off. But you also just may be alone. I have to "SALUTE" this man on making that decision. - Crunkatlanta
Mohamed El-Erian- A top international financier quit his job running a $2 trillion investment fund after his daughter wrote him a note complaining he had missed important times in her life.
In an interview with Worth, El-Erian explained his decision.
He said: 'About a year ago, I asked my daughter several times to do something—brush her teeth, I think it was—with no success. I reminded her that it was not so long ago that she would have immediately responded, and I wouldn’t have had to ask her multiple times; she would have known from my tone of voice that I was serious.
'She asked me to wait a minute, went to her room and came back with a piece of paper. It was a list that she had compiled of her important events and activities that I had missed due to work commitments.Talk about a wake-up call.
'The list contained 22 items, from her first day at school and first soccer match of the season to a parent-teacher meeting and a Halloween parade. And the school year wasn’t yet over.I felt awful and got defensive: I had a good excuse for each missed event! Travel, important meetings, an urgent phone call, sudden to-do.
'But it dawned on me that I was missing an infinitely more important point. As much as I could rationalize it—as I had rationalized it—my work-life balance had gotten way out of whack, and the imbalance was hurting my very special relationship with my daughter. I was not making nearly enough time for her.'