This man quit his high-paying job to spend time with his newborn daughter. Internet is divided

A man named Ankit Joshi quit his high-paying job before his daughter was born so he could spend more time with her. Some photos of his family and his story were shared by Humans of Bombay on Instagram.

Shubhi Mishra

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Nov 20, 2022 6:23 p.m. IST

This man quit his high-paying job to spend time with his newborn daughter.

This man quit his high-paying job to spend time with his newborn daughter.

By Shubhi Mishra: A man quit his well-paying job days before his daughter was born and his story surfaced online. Ankit Joshi, a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, has decided to spend more time with his daughter. A few pictures showing his family were shared on Instagram by Humans of Bombay and they obviously got a lot of attention.

Ankit Joshi quit her well-paying job days before her daughter was born. Everyone told him how difficult it would be, but he had the support of his wife Akanksha. “A few days before my daughter was born, I quit my well-paying job. I know it was a weird decision. People were like, ‘Do you know how hard it’s going to be now?’ But my wife Akanksha was with me and that was all that mattered,” Ankit said. They named their newborn daughter Spiti, after the Himachal Pradesh valley. “During our trip to the Spiti Valley in Himachal, Akanksha and I promised each other that we would name our future daughter ‘Spiti.’ Our dream came true last month when we gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Our hearts were full and our lives were complete,” he added.

However, Ankit was unhappy with the week-long paternity leave and wanted to spend more time with his daughter. He had just started a new job as a senior vice president and was traveling a lot because of it. He loved going to different places but now wanted to spend some quality time with Spiti. And, he knew his company wouldn’t be able to extend his leave. So he put down his papers. “But even before my daughter came into the world, I knew I wanted to spend all my time with her, more than my week-long paternity leave. I knew it was going to be tough. I had just started a new job. a few months ago as Senior Vice President My job took me to different cities and as much as I enjoyed I wanted a longer break after Spiti was born I knew the company couldn’t not extend my leave. And so, I put in my papers – I called it a promotion to fatherhood and I loved it!”

“Life has been all around her ever since. Whether it’s rocking her in my arms until she falls asleep or waking up at night to sing her lullaby, I cherish those moments. “Sometimes in the middle of a lullaby, I see her watching me so intently, it warms my heart. And just like that, a month has passed. It’s been a sleepless, exciting, exhausting, yet joyful month!” I’ll be applying for jobs a few months later, but until then I’m going to make the most of this time and be there for my daughter.”

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Ankit also spoke about his wife Akanksha and his paternity leave. “As for Akanksha, she is on maternity leave for 6 months. Given her passion, she was also promoted to Manager a few days after Spiti was born. Seeing her excel in both career & motherhood is so fulfilling! At the same time, what disheartens me is how most companies provide extensive, almost zero, paternity leave. This is not just to reduce the bond between father and child, but rather to reduce the responsibility of a father in the role of It makes us more of a breadwinner than a parent. The step I have taken is not easy – few men can do it. But I hope in the years to come things will change because the life I have lived in the last month has been more fulfilling than all my years of hustle and bustle,” Ankit added.

Netizens were divided after reading Ankit’s story and shared a range of thoughts in the comments section. While some users supported Ankit’s move, others called it favored.

“Quitting your job for fatherhood. Brother you have my respect,” one user wrote.

Another user commented, “Although it’s good and moving to read…not everyone can afford it.”

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