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    Default To work or not to work????

    I have just gotten my son into an extra day at daycare, so now he goes two days a week (Wednesdays and Fridays). I pay roughly $35 which isn't bad at all. I usually drop him off around 8:30 and pick up up around 6pm. In that time I do grocery shopping, any doctors appointments, housework, catch up with friends etc, but I would really like to be able to get a part time job. Unfortunantly as a single mother I can't work weekends or nights as I have noone to look after the kids, but those two days or even just one of those days, I could (and would like to) work.

    The thing is though, I don't know how much money I can be earning before it affects my C'link pay and how much more I'd have to pay for daycare.

    Do you think it would be good if I went back to work just two days a week. I really, really want to but I am just not sure.

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    If you want to work go for it. You will end up better off financially. With 2 kids i can earn $199 a fn and not have my centrelink affected. With 3 kids you can earn slightly more.
    If you are working you get CCR too so your daycare fees will be halved.

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    Thankyou Yeah I def want to work again just part time to start with until all the kids are in school. I miss working and haven't done so for nearly 8 years.

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    What the heck do I put on my resume since I have been a sahm for ages. Last job was in a daycare center, but I have also worked in hospitality and sales assistant. Gaaaaahhhh!!!

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    Put it as home duties you can put it in brackets that you were looking after your children. When I am looking at resumes for hiring if they put home duties it look alot better than a blank amount of time

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    Ok, thankyou. I will try that. I am sure there would be some places that wouldn't care that I have been a mum for that long.

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    You can earn nearly $1800 a fortnight before you get nothing from them but i think with having more kids its a little bit more.

    Even just one day per week helps heaps and when you reenter the workforce, you can apply for JET which will be very little cost for 6mths when you first start. You can use it for before and after school care.

    Perhaps if you just want a job with school hours, ask around at some little cafes and see if you can do a few days work for free to get some experience up and hopefully you will be employed from it.

    Even if you did get employed and they asked you to work 5 days so monday to friday, you will vlbe better off and you will have JET to help with fees for ASC and daycare.

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    I have no idea how this works Cassie. I've got 2 days a week when I could potentially work too... but I'm not sure anyone would be willing to employ me for only 2 set days a week.

    It might be worth trying something like McDonalds who can be quite flexible with hours and pay a decent wage for the work that is done (I was on about $24 an hour as a casual).

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    If he is in daycare for such a long time you may as well work.
    Thats a very long day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztiks#1Fan View Post
    You can earn nearly $1800 a fortnight before you get nothing from them but i think with having more kids its a little bit more.

    Even just one day per week helps heaps and when you reenter the workforce, you can apply for JET which will be very little cost for 6mths when you first start. You can use it for before and after school care.

    Perhaps if you just want a job with school hours, ask around at some little cafes and see if you can do a few days work for free to get some experience up and hopefully you will be employed from it.

    Even if you did get employed and they asked you to work 5 days so monday to friday, you will vlbe better off and you will have JET to help with fees for ASC and daycare.

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    I thought JET was only if you were studying full time. :/


 

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