(Closed) Best Case working scenario

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: If you could pick what 40 hours a week you wanted to work would you:
    work 4 tens and be off one day a week : (15 votes)
    60 %
    work 4 9s and 1 half day : (2 votes)
    8 %
    work 4 8 hour days..then 2 hours each night from home after LO goes to bed and be off one day a week : (8 votes)
    32 %
    some awesome idea that I'm not thinking of... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    What’s really poipular at my work is 5, 9 hour days, one day off and then 4 9 hour days. That way you have a day off every other week.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I do the same thing that @PinkMagnolia: suggested. 

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m going to be working 4 9 hour days and 1 half day when I go back to work. I’d rather be home a little earlier and be able to enjoy baby for a little while each evening. Not that I really have a choice, that the schedule they gabe me anyway. If they had suggested 10 hour days I would have tried to negotiate otherwise.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I currently work (2) 12 hr days, (1) 10 hr day, and (1) 6 hr day. I love having Fridays off and having a short day on Tuesday, but my long days are exhausting. I also have a 1 hr+ commute each way.

    After baby is born, I hope to cut my hours back and work (3) 10 hr days.

     

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    It makes a difference if you are planning to breastfeed. It’s sooo nice to be home with baby for the morning and bedtime nursing sessions. To do that you really can’t work a 10 hour day. If I had my choice, it would be 4 8-hour days (32 hrs/wk).

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would definitely prefer not to work 10-hour days when BFing. I would go with 4-8 hour days & work at night so that I can get more time with my little one during waking hours and avoid super long shifts.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would do 4 10s!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Don’t make any plans to work after you’re home and baby is sleeping – it soooo hard! I work from home and on a very flexible schedule. Sometimes I’ll log off early so I can pick Dirty Delete up early and plan to work for an hour or two after bedtime, but I’m rarely productive and usually just resentful that I made the decision and not on the couch with FH 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    @FreeRangeMom:  this is what my boss does, and it seems to work very well for her.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @FreeRangeMom:  That’s a good point. I could do (4) 8 hr days instead of (3) 10 hr days, but it would mean paying for another day of daycare, so I’m not sure…

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