I've been a SAHM for the majority of the past seven years. I finished my MA after DD2 came along (which was a bit of a juggling act, but got it done) and I've recently taken on a very small contract project that fits around DS's Kindy (preschool) schedule. The contract job is not in my field, but gives me some experience for my resume (first paid position since 2004) and is the first work for me since we emigrated. It will wrap up by the third week of March.
I noticed a job posting yesterday that seems promising. It's a six month contract researcher position. It's in my field, with an organization that I admire, and even though it's temporary, it could be the step up I need to get back into more regular employment. It's full time and working out of the company's office.
The downside is the salary. It's targeted for recent grads, so not a great package. After I pay for daycare for the days when DS is not at Kindy, and before and after school care for DD2 and DS when required, as well as the petrol costs to commute 45 minutes away, I'd be left with a third of my take home pay.
Is it worth it? Is there something else I need to consider or that I'm missing? Oh and DS is in Kindy 2.5 days a week right now, but will be in school full time (5 days a week) next February. I was hoping to get some work experience before that point so I could start job hunting in earnest with recent relevant experience behind me, but it almost seems like going for this full time one right now might be a bit much.
DH is supportive of whatever I want to do. He actually thinks that after being at home for so long, it sounds like a good opportunity, doesn't see the small monetary returns as an issue, and with it being only six months, if it doesn't work out, it's not like I'm tied to it forever.