Nope, I love my job and the type of work I do, while I'm enjoying being on parental leave, I'm also looking forward to returning to work part-time when my parental leave ends.
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31-05-2013 15:46 #21
31-05-2013 15:47 #22Senior Member
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Well, I'm a SAHM and I'm happy to admit that I am a bit jealous of Mum's with paid employment at the moment.
It just isn't practical for a wide variety of reasons for me to work at the moment, but I am getting itchy feet so to speak.
On the other hand I do appreciate being able to be home full time too.
Not too sure what my point was...
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31-05-2013 15:49 #23
I am in this position. I do not have to work for financial reasons but given the choice I would prefer to work part-time as it gives me the mental stimulation that I desperately crave.
Unfortunately though it is not that easy to find part-time work in my chosen profession. The job I left before having DS was full-time and very long days (12 hours plus at times). DH is in a similar position with long days and regular travel. DH and I are not comfortable with putting DS into daycare or hiring a nanny for 5 full days per week, hence why I haven't opted to work full-time.
I did work 2 days per week on a 6 month contract last year and that was absolutely PERFECT for me - just the right balance between work & home. I would take on another contract like that in a heartbeat.
31-05-2013 17:29 #24Senior Member
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Thank you for all of the replies.
There are lots of issues to consider when making my decision.
I love the mental stimulation and challenge of my employment, however the pressure and responsibility can be very high at times. Another advantage of work is that I get to travel interstate on occasion and to attend dinners which is fun. When i am working i really love wearing corporate wear, high heels and makeup and getting a pay check each week. It would be a shame to let all those years of uni to waste.
On the other hand i also love staying home and having plenty of time to go to the gym and prepare healthy food for my family. When I am not working our house is always clean and tidy, with plenty of food in the fridge which I love. I find those things more of a challenge to keep up with when I am working.
I guess there is no easy answer as to whether I should go back to work or not
31-05-2013 17:31 #25
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31-05-2013 17:43 #26
In a heartbeat!!!
I'm on mat leave after just having my 3rd baby and I would love to stay home till he goes off to kinder at least.
I am studying part time and would continue that so that when I went back it would be to a new career.
31-05-2013 17:54 #27
No way - I enjoy working
31-05-2013 18:10 #28
No way! I am a sahm at the moment, but I love my job. I will return to work 2 days a week in October. I love my kids, but I am more than a mum.
I just want to add that I wouldn't want to work full-time either. For me, part-time 2/3 days max) is enough for me.
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31-05-2013 18:32 #29
Nope. I could be a SAHM if I wanted to, but it's not for me - never has been!
31-05-2013 18:48 #30Senior Member
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I could until both kids were in full time school, then I'd be happy to work school hours. Working full time is really bumming me out at the moment. I feel like I'm missing so much of DDs first year at school
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