Post # 1
I have a full time job working from 10:30am until 8pm Tuesday through Friday and 9am-2pm on saturdays.
I was just offered a second part time job working 9pm-3 or5am 1-4 days a week.
My SO does not want me to get a second job but honestly I make 1800 a month after taxes and benefits. My rent is 1075 and we have other bills as well. He stays at home with our son and will be starting to work 15 hours a week making 10/hour. And we will have to pay for care for that 3 hours a day. which will equal to about 90 – 100 a week. I just feel so lost.
I dont feel that him getting a job at this point would benefit us unless he gets a job where he would leave a little before I got home or after. I guess I am just wondering if I am being ridiculous.
Post # 3
Honey, if you work those hours you are going to be SO burt out. Don’t do that to yourself no matter how tight money is. You have a family that you need to spend time with it seems, and they are important.
I actually side with the idea that your husband should work those 15 hours a week. I do think that him finding a more permanent job with more hours and pay would be best, but even if you have to pay care for 3 hours a day, I think that will work out better for you guys in the long run. I worry about your stress level and health if you work 15+ hours a day.
Post # 4
You can’t find cheaper child care? You need to spend time with your family and I’m sure your husband wants to get out of the house. It may also help your son to spend time with other people. $100 seems really high for 9 hours and I’m saying that as a full time nanny during the summer. I usually charge $10 an hour and thats only because I’m with the children an extended period of time and take them places using my car and I usually watch 2. Right now I am only taking care of one child and don’t take him anywhere so my fee is closer to $5 hour which is average in my area. You really should be able to find cheaper child care. But even if you can’t I really don’t think you should take on a second job.
Post # 5
Thank you ladies for you kind words. After speaking with my fiance we have decided that I will not be taking a second job and he will be taking on the 15 hr a week job. Just super stressed.