Leave work early every day? or have a day off every other week?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Would you rather....
    Have a day off every other week : (29 votes)
    62 %
    Leave work early : (18 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    2243 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    That’s a tough one. Leaving work early is convenient; you’d get home faster (cause of traffic) & probably be able to get stuff around the house done before your SO gets home. On the other hand, having a full day is great because you can book appointments on that day & run errands!

    How much time would you save getting home if you left an hour earlier? How much would you save off 1 day of daycare every other week vs 1hr everyday? Do you guys have a lot of errands & appointments (baby?!)?

    Post # 4
    1760 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would pick 1 full day off. That’s what I’m hopefully doing when I return to work in September. Actually using up vacation hours so I get 1 full day off a week to spend with my little boy.

    Post # 5
    2876 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I feel you would definitely benefit more by having the day off. It saves on wasted travel time. Its really hard to find a balance when you work. Goodluck and enjoy your precious child:)

    Post # 6
    3778 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted for the full day off… but it really depends on traffic. Some places leaving early would cause more traffic and still force you to deal with the weekly horrific friday afternoon traffic. By staying later you could miss traffic and skip the bad traffic day. OR the opposite could be true. Idk what your traffic is like.

    Post # 7
    5674 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would go for one whole day. You will be able to enjoy the baby so much more having that day off than just an extra hour at the end of a busy day. And also you can plan things once the baby gets older and every Monday can be your time together. 

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