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    Default Working 1 day a week - is it worth it?

    Hello,

    Due to recent circumstances I may only be able to work 1 day a week. Does anyone do this currently? Is it worth it? I would have to put DS in childcare which, with benefits, would be about $45 a day.

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    I assume your earn s but more than $45 a day?
    I'd do it just to keep in the loop, and for me, I need to work and not think just about my kids for a little while.

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    Yep, I'd do it. Your skills will remain current, it gives you an opportunity to talk to grown ups, and as the PP said you should come out on top financially, even if it is only a little bit of extra spending money.

    Also, if you plan on having another child in the future, I believe you have to work for about 8 hours a week in order to qualify for PPL, so that could be something else to consider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakuna matata View Post
    I assume your earn s but more than $45 a day?
    I'd do it just to keep in the loop, and for me, I need to work and not think just about my kids for a little while.
    Yeah, after childcare costs I think I would earn $180-$220 per week plus DH's pay.

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    I would do it for all the reasons stated above. As long as you’re ahead financially then the benefits outweigh the inconvenience.

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    yep - I would definitely do it.

    - It keeps you current in the workplace which is really important if you decide to do more later
    - it gets you out and in a different environment where your life doesnt revolve around a small child
    - the extra money will never go astray
    - gets your child used to childcare so if you need it for any reason its not an issue

    all good

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    I would definitely be doing it then! Good luck

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    I would've loved to have found a job 1 day a week!! As someone who's been home full time with kids for 10 years and is totally stuffed now when it comes to chances of finding work I would say definitely do it!!!

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    Definitely do it as you also won’t be taxed as you’ll be under the threshold

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    I work 1 day per week. I think the extra $$ helps. I must admit though some days by the time I get to work at 9am I feel like I've already done a full days work (after getting kids ready, breakfast done, daycare drop off, school drop off, beating traffic .... phew!!)

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