If you could work part-time, how many days/hours would you choose to do? What would your ideal be?
I'm about to apply for jobs but unsure how many hours to take on, the advertised part-time positions hours vary so much. I'm scared I'll be biting off more than I can chew. It's so difficult knowing what the right balance is, particularly before I commence.
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03-02-2014 19:13 #1
Your ideal number of part-time hours?
03-02-2014 19:18 #2
I was doing 2 days/16hrs and that worked well.
03-02-2014 19:24 #3
Minimum of three days for me so 21.75 hours technically but work a bit more outside hours.
03-02-2014 19:28 #4
I would like 2 days 16 hours or 3 days 4hrs each sift
03-02-2014 19:31 #5
I work 2 days one week (Mondays & Tuesdays) and 3 days the next week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays).
This is perfect for me as I still have 3 week days at home with DD and every Sunday. My employer likes that I can do Saturdays as it is often hard rostering people on for a weekend shift. I would never commit to every Saturday, but am happy with working every second.
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03-02-2014 19:33 #6
I do 5 days with 6.5hrs each day(6hrs paid though). Ideally i would love to go down to 4 days with the weekends and wednesday off each week. 60hrs a fortnight and i am partime however i am usually able to do extra hours with lots of OT thrown in.
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03-02-2014 19:34 #7
At the moment I do Monday-Friday 9:30-2.30
At my last job I did a double on Monday and had Friday to myself, I miss that day to myself.
03-02-2014 19:45 #8
I do two days a week at the moment (15hours total). I'd love another 1-2 days if possible because DS2 starts kindy next year.
03-02-2014 19:59 #9Senior Member
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When I was part time I was doing 20 hours a week, 4 hours a day Mon-Fri.. Was perfect for us at the time as I finished at 12.30pm, was home by 1pm and my husband left for work at 2pm as he works permanent afternoon shift.. This meant we didn't have to worry about child care.. That's probably the biggest factor these days, child care.. You don't want to be working just to pay the child care fees IYKWIM..
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03-02-2014 20:00 #10
1 hour a week paying $1000 an hour.
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