After years of living in another state we moved back to Syd when I was 8 months pregnant. At the start of the year I sent my son to day care full time as I actively searched for a job in my profession as a teacher. As time went by and with no work we dropped his days to 3 days and then I got a job in retail. So now I work this retail job and earn less than what I am paying for in child care fees. To top that off I work weekends so I never see my husband.
Should I just throw in the bucket and be a stay at home mum?
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22-07-2013 15:26 #1Senior Member
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Should I quit my job?
22-07-2013 15:35 #2
If working is making you miserable and there is no financial gain, I would say yes!
If money is an issue, is it possible to look for different work? Could you work as a substitute teacher or work a retail job a few nights a week? Nightfill shifts are usually only 3-4 hours long.
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22-07-2013 15:43 #3
If you arent even making any.money then yes id quit and spend time with my child and husband and be a sahm
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22-07-2013 16:03 #4Senior Member
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I think that what you really want is a teaching job, but it feels difficult because you haven't been able to find anything yet. Is it possible to keep looking for work that challenges you?
The reason I ask is that, when I read your post, it looks like a no-brainer that you would be a SAHM. However, something is stopping you from doing that. I am taking a guess that you don't want to give up the idea of being a teacher just yet?
22-07-2013 16:04 #5
Yes I would quit. No point working just to pay for childcare.
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22-07-2013 16:13 #6
22-07-2013 16:28 #7
Yep. Sounds like there are more cons than pros in this situation.
22-07-2013 16:42 #8
I would definitely quit if it's costing you more to work and then look for a teaching job whilst at home.
22-07-2013 16:59 #9Senior Member
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I'm with another post who suggested looking for relief teaching work -- can you approach local schools & get on their relief teacher list for days that you use childcare? Or look for part time work in something a bit closer to your profession, like in a before/after school care or something?
23-07-2013 07:18 #10
Sounds like your heart isn't in the retail work and that being a SAHM isn't ideal for you either.
It's a big decision to give up 3 days in care because they're not always easy to get back. I'd suggest getting on the hunt for another job ASAP and making a decision once you've exhausted that new search.
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