Change Careers? Under a time crunch.

posted 1 year ago in Career
Post # 2
696 posts
Busy bee

This is tricky; especially because of the parental leave and benefits he’ll be losing.. 

But I will say that the temporary contracts are VERY common with the government positions. My Fiance and I recently had the same situation (minus me being pregnant). He was working a very well paying camp job but he was unhappy there. The hours sucked, being away from home every 2 weeks was exhausting and he was just fed up with the job.

He applied for a job with the city (also in canada) and was offered a position. The position is EXACTLY what he wants. Home all the time, great benefits and pension, tons of room for advance. The downfall? Its a 4 month contract and the pay sucks for those 4 months. He was told “most people continue to full time positions”. Most being around 95%. So he took the job, the benefits outweighed the risks.

So its a tough call to make. Make a pro/con list, go over the various scenarios and make a decision. If he is unhappy in his current job and the new job is what he wants for his career then it may be worth the risk

Post # 4
696 posts
Busy bee

milksteak :  Yeah I was wondering about the medical; my FIs started right away as well. The majority of government/city positions do turn into full time careers so it depends how much you are willing to gamble. Would they be willing to give him a few weeks off around baby’s birth? I’m sure they could work something out.

It sounds like there is alot of room for growth in the new position, not so much in the current one

Post # 6
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

What’s your plan for childcare if your husband doesn’t get his leave until 8 months have passed? Do you have parents who will take care of the child for those 6 months?

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