(Closed) Quit my job & work PT?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Will your husband be coaching all the time?  I ask that becasue it works out great this year but what about next year if he isn’t coaching, will you be able to make ends meet?

If I were you, I’d ask my job if I could work part time.  Since you don’t have much to do, you could get the job done wiht less time.  Then, I’d use the extra time to work on the house and make a plan for getting a new job that I like.


Post # 5
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Get a part time job before you quit.  

Post # 6
12257 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would stick with your job for now, and see what happens after you take possession of the house!

Post # 7
10368 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Weekends are just fine for DIY projects – it’s hard to do many of them with just one person anyway. $500/mo for health insurance is hard to stomach when you are perfectly able to work. Ultimately, you guys know your budget and what you can handle, though!

Post # 8
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

$500/mo is a lot to stomach.  Can you get another full-time job (with benefits) doing something more meaningful?

Post # 10
7122 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

How does your husband feel about this? If you can afford it than I would definitely change to a PT position and do something I love over being miserable.

Post # 11
5722 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Kimber_bee:  Why not just take a new part-time job that would earn you $500/month after taxes?If you figure on $10/hour that’d only be about 15-20 hours per week.

Post # 12
5722 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Kimber_bee:  You should start a blog called “Furniture Flipper.”  I’d totally follow that.

Post # 13
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Kimber_bee:  Honestly, I’d stay with the job until you got the house. It can be VERY hard to get a house based off 1 person, unless your husband has excellent credit.

Just make sure that when you get the house, you get what you can afford based off of your husband’s salary alone. Your payment should be about 25% to 33% of his monthly income.

If you’ve been with this company a long time, I’d stick it out a few more months as you may not qualify for a home on his salary alone.

As far as getting a new job, I totally understand wanting to leave a boring job. Maybe, since you’re allowed to go online anyways… you can research projects to do at home? Places to obtain old furniture & how to do that? At least you will be looking into something you LIKE while at a job you don’t.


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