I currently work 4 days per week (hubby works full time) and financially, we're comfortable. I don't need to work more but it would mean more renovations, extra mortgage repayments and holidays, so they're wants, not needs. I really enjoy my day off with my daughter and I get a lot done on that day. But my role has become so busy, and I feel like I can't take on anything extra to try build my skills to get a promotion because I'm snowed under with my current work. I also think there is some stigma in my company that part-time is temporary, unless you want to be stuck in a lower level role. Also, once I go full time, it will probably be difficult to go back to part-time so if I make the decision, I have to be sure.
I don't really know what the point of this post is, I guess I just want to hear from others who might have been in my situation or who are currently in it, and your thoughts on the topic.