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post #21 of 32
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Ever thinking of getting a part time job for some down time?
All. the. time.
post #22 of 32

yes!! our little one is almost 2 and in the past 5 or 6 months I have started teaching yoga again part time and am also working on some yoga therapy training. I've loved having some time. I will say that I am struggling with still finding time for ME. I thought working part time would be it. And it is a much needed break on the days I work, but I'm finding I still long for alone time.....when I leave to work, that's not alone time for me. As much as I love my daughter, and my work, I'm still finding a way to balance time for myself as well. 

post #23 of 32

I have just started having these urges the last year or so. I thought I would never take on another job, but now I think I might. Something low pressure where I can get a employee discount.

 

It's just so darn loud around here! And with homeschooling they are here a lot! I am starting to really see the benefit of taking on a small job.

post #24 of 32

I have a part time job. I work in liquor promotions. Basically I work either friday or saturday night, sometimes both for a 3-4 hour shift. I hand out free liquor samples..some of the jobs are more invo lved, like mixing drinks at a bar, but it's really fun and I get strictly adult interaction, and alone time in the car driving for at least 4 hours a week :) The only problem is that DH is super messy by nature, so by the time I get home, there's lots to clean up..but we're working on that one! Anyway, it's worth it. I am home with DS all day, sometimes from the crack of dawn until after bedtime because DH works long hours, so it's nice to get that little break!

post #25 of 32

Since dd started school 5 years ago I've been working part-time (only 10 - 15 hours a week) at a public library.  I used to be a software programmer/analyst so this is very different than my 13 year career before getting married and having a baby.  I get to be around books all day, get paid to do something I enjoy... plus I'm home for dd when she's there.  Doesn't get much better than that.  It really does make a difference.

post #26 of 32

Yes! But this:
 

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Would love a part time job, 8-10 hours a week so hard to find that pays worthy. I come from corporate background and all those jobs are only available full time status. I know this sounds snobby but I just can't get myself to work for minimum wage and to do certain jobs. Now that I have been "out" for a long while, corporate background/education mean nothing, that's all I see out there.


When I was working I was earning $50 - 60 Aus an hour and obviously I think my time is worth more to my kidlets than that so it's kinda hard to justify around $20 yk?

post #27 of 32

I make about $22-$33/hr, and it's really just for extra cash as a buffer when DH has a bad week(he's 100% commission) Sometimes it's truly extra, and sometimes it's absolutely needed. I worked full time from age 18 until having DS at 25, so it was all I knew. It's nice to get back into the work environment. I can justify $22-$33, but not much less than that. I left a job (actually lost my job, due to economy) only making $13/hr, but I was a jewelry production manager, and absolutely loved it. It was a ton of fun, but I worked 20 hours a week and was gone from the house closer to 35 with driving, dropping off the kiddo, and spending close to 250/mo in gas. It hardly seemed worth it looking back, but I really loved the job and knew I had the potential down the road to be apart of profit-sharing, and maybe even launch my own business, so I stuck with it. Once I got let go though, it was hard finding another job that justified the hours and little pay.

post #28 of 32
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Yes, and I did several years ago when I only had one dd! I worked part-time for a little over a year (before we moved and I got pg with dd2) but it was WONDERFUL! I'm so glad I was able to do it and, luckily, I've never felt the need for a job "break" from dd2 since she's so easy peasy.


Easy peasy? What's that like? Lol.lol.gif

post #29 of 32

Absolutely, and I am actively looking.  As many benefits as there are to being a sahm, there are total drawbacks.  The biggie for me is feeling like I'm not contributing to my family financially.  About 20 hrs a week would fit us nicely, even if after childcare I only cleared 200 a month.  I need to get out of here sometimes, and god knows it wouldn't hurt guy smiley to have a little away from mom time.

post #30 of 32

I got a PT job (about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours a day) at my son's school as a recess monitor. It pays a little more then min wage! It gives me something to do outside the house and still leave us with a little extra cash!

post #31 of 32
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Originally Posted by omamasmama View Post

yes!! our little one is almost 2 and in the past 5 or 6 months I have started teaching yoga again part time and am also working on some yoga therapy training. I've loved having some time. I will say that I am struggling with still finding time for ME. I thought working part time would be it. And it is a much needed break on the days I work, but I'm finding I still long for alone time.....when I leave to work, that's not alone time for me. As much as I love my daughter, and my work, I'm still finding a way to balance time for myself as well. 



I agree. I thought working part time or even studying part time (I've been studying for the past 1 1/2 years and DS is 3) would be 'me time' but it's not...I seem to need hours and hours of reading and relaxing by MYSELF to truly feel I'm having a break - o therwise work/study just becomes yet ANOTHER 'thing'! It's such a catch 2.. When I tried working part time (out of financial necessity when I first left DS's dad over a year ago), b/c the work wasn't very fulfilling and ended up being stressful, it made me a WORSE mama and really I was so relieved when after 6 months I decided to go on welfare and pack it in. The effect of the relief has now worn off, six months later, and I am longing to do something else as I am SO frustrated looking after my 3 year old, I just feel like my  brain is totally underutilised yet my emotional energy is completely drained. Sigh. It's so hard to find a solution that works but I guess it's finding something 'good enough' and not necessarily perfect! So I am also thinking of doing some yoga teaching myself again, as it's the most time efficient way to earn money and is really rewarding and quite flexible.

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Edited by Mulvah - 1/29/11 at 4:00pm
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