(Closed) Quite the dilemma

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
8008 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

If I had the opportunity I would work PT.  You are right in the sense of having time for yourself and for the future if you want kids.  If you don’t need more money and are comfortable with the way things have been- then why switch?

Post # 4
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Would you possibly be able to switch back to PT after you have a baby?? If so then I would go FT then switch back. A lot of people do this, then later go back FT when the kids start grade school.


If you don’t think you could switch back then I would probably stick to PT. If you guys are financially comfortable and you plan to have children soon then it just makes more sense to me. I work FT, but I work at home 2-3days a week so it kind of feels like PT. I am being considered for a position where I would have to go into the office 5 days a week and I am having a hard time deciding if its worth it (I would get a pay raise). I love having ‘free time’ at home (even though I’m working) and I know it will be great when we have kids.


Having the insurance option would be nice, but since you’ll be on your FI’s anyway then I don’t think its a big deal. If his job is stable then its unlikely you’d have to take advantage of the benefits offered where you work – though I guess these days you never know how stable anything is.


I still say stay PT as long as your current salary can afford it.

ETA: The only thing that would sway me to suggesting FT is the vacation time. It just depends if you guys tend to take vacations every year and for how long. The vacation time would probably entice me to switch.

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