(Closed) Only working part-time

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If I could work your hours and still bring home ~1k a week, there would be no question of whether or not I would keep that job!  You LOVE your job and you are doing well financially.  I would totally keep the job and enjoy yourself.  Why work yourself to the bone when you can actually enjoy what you’re doing both at work and outside of work.  Gah, I’m jealous! haha

Post # 4
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558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

I don’t see anything wrong with keeping your job if you like it and are earning enough money for what you need.  🙂

 

Post # 5
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10289 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

If I could find a part time gig that I enjoyed and we could swing it financially (which we can but we’re saving for a house now so it’s not the wisest decision for us at this time), I would jump at the oppertunity. It’s exhausting to work 9 hours a day and then come home to deal with cooking and cleaning. 

I see no problem with your current arrangement as long as you and your husband are on the same page. It seems like the best of both worlds. 

Post # 6
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Ballet513:  I’m not even sure why you are questioning looking for a new job.  The one have right now sounds amazing!!!!! If you really still feel like you are being lazy start volunteering somewhere for a few hours a week.  I won’t lie–I am pretty freaking jealous!

Post # 7
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

You job sounds great!! I was working part-time at my job and I loved the lower amount of stress and extra time to do house things, but they asked me to start working full time so I did it. I wouldn’t have if they hadn’t asked because we were doing fine money wise.

Post # 8
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12569 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you can swing it and you enjoy it, then it doesn’t make sense to stop!  Is your husband on board with the plan?

Post # 9
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11328 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Agree with everyone else– you are living the dream! I think working part time, still making good money, enjoying doing the housework (not sure I would but it is great that you do!), and your husband loving your situation are seriously ideal. Live it up 🙂

Post # 10
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4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

If I were in your position I would keep this job that you have and love every minute! You are not being “lazy” by only working the amount that you are. You are filling the rest of the time with equally important tasks, such as, taking care of yourself, your home, your future husband and spending important time with family that won’t be around forever. Plus, you happen to love the job which accounts for a lot of happiness for you personally. I’m a teacher and since I don’t work during the summer I love this feeling of being a housewife. I get to clean my home to my satisfaction, cook my husband dinner and get a proper amount of sleep. I can only imagine how much more difficult working a full day while having kids will be once the time comes for us. 

Post # 13
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241 posts
Helper bee

I work in healthcare and work 3 days a week (12 hour shifts), so I have 4 entire days off each week. It helps to find some new hobbies! But hey – if you’re making decent money and don’t need to work full time I say go for it! Spare yourself the stress.

Post # 14
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11242 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SimpleGifts:  Seriously, I work 40 hours a week and make nowhere near that. I wish I could find a job that I enjoyed, could work ~20hrs a week, and make $4k/month. I would be ecstatic.

Post # 15
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3802 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am doing the same thing in about 2 weeks! I am in school, but it’s only one day a week (but I do have to study a lot) and then working part time…but the part time hours are soooo minimal.

My DH works really long hours, so it’s nice that he doesnt have to do a whole lot around the house when he gets home. I like taking care of stuff around the house anyway, so it works out better for us. Working 40 hrs and going to school on top of taking care of everything else was possible for me, but not necessary, sooo I decided to leave my job. I know I”ll be happier…and hey…if your DH is ok with it, then stay where you are!

Post # 16
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1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Ballet513 for right now at this moment this job sounds amazing, you have my dream life…just kidding…you are not being lazy, you should just enjoy the fact that you can work a part time job and work full time at home….you are not being lazy! Enjoy!

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