(Closed) does anyone else feel working part time is the best thing they ever did?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Me! 

 

I went from a decade of 15 hour days, 6 days a week to contract work and I couldn’t be happier. It gave me the time to reassess my priorities, the time to have a real life, and actually, the opportunity to reconnect with my SO. 

I’m looking at cutting my hours down further in the next few months and just settling into our new home – if you can afford to financially, I would really recommend going parttime. It might not be for forever but it’s a good break! 

 

Post # 62
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

My job doesn’t count as part time, but it certainly has better hours than my previous jobs. I work in a school district as a Title One instructor, and while I certainly put in many, MANY hours of work into getting my plans into place (and still do put in overtime in that regard), I work 7:30 – 3:30, with breaks for winter, spring and summer. Again, I do not want in any way to imply that teachers work part time – they most emphatically do NOT, and most put in both hours and money of their own to make things the best possible for their students. However, after coming from a job where I had a huge amount of travel, unpredictable and very long hours, I very much appreciate having the same hours as my children do (mosty). 

Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m currently a Stay-At-Home Wife and a full-time student, but at my last job I worked 4 days a week a total o 32 hours.  It was great and once I’m done with school I want to work between 24-32 hours again.  I may have to take a full-time position just to get into a company, but part-time will be my goal.  You feel healthier mentally and your able to get things done in your personal life which is so important.  My husband is a workaholic and he rather work than run household errands or call customer service, so the household stuff falls on me.

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Post # 64
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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polyblonde:  OMG that is so awesome! It sounds like you have a very interesting job and wear a lot of hats. I’m hoping to find something like that where I can work from home one day 🙂

Post # 65
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I work 35 hours a week, which is considered full time here. I have the ability to work from home time to time, great benefits, ample vacation time, and a lot of flexibility in terms of taking time or flexing hours for personal appointments, etc.

I also like the job security of having a full time position as opposed to part time. Sure, working less would be dope but.. I like money and would not want to take a pay cut to get more time off.

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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ahopahop:  thanks! It truly is, I feel fortunate to have found it every day. It’s something I grew (fell?) Into after freelancing and learning lots of skill sets project by project for a few years, mostly with startups. Then one day I did a project with the right startup that needed all the same skill sets i had been cultivating all of those years, and the rest is history. 🙂

Post # 67
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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Mrstobe26:  I don’t work p/t, but I wish I could!  My ideal situation would be to work p/t once I have kids.  It’s sucky how few jobs are offered on a part time basis.  My company employes about 250 people.  You know how many of them are p/t?  None.  Boo.  

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