So my daughter is off to school next year and as of July I want to change my work hours to fit in with school hours (easier doing it end of financial year so I can sort out centrelink)
At the moment I work Sunday and Tuesday. I left my career job a couple of years ago as I wanted a more flexible job, and although its less pay it has been good to me so far.
But now I'm torn on what I should do next year. Currently working the Sunday with penalty rates I get $300 for the day, instead of a weekday at $150ish)
So do I do:
Sunday + maybe School hours on a Tuesday (although not necessary to do tuesday)
3 x school hour days (but only get $300 week)
find another job to do 2 full days (full days aren't available at my work)
I need to make at least $300 a week, my hubby makes the rest for mortgage and everything.
I can see working Sunday is great as I would be flexible to have during the week with my toddler and able to do school drop offs and pick ups, school holidays, and go in to school when they do activities, awards, etc. BUT it's a sunday and I would miss out on everything that happens on a sunday, including birthday parties and all that.
School hours are great, but would require my other daughter in care 3 days a week and would mean i'd need care for both of them over holidays, which could be helped.
Two full days is great, but id need to get another job and also pickups from school would be difficult as I'd be working.
Sorry for long post. Just can't get it off my mind! lol I want that work/life balance! and I don't want to miss out on being there for my little girls