(Closed) Would you do this???? Need job advice!!!

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is a great way to get experience of being parent. I say try it out and if you dont like it then you can look for another job.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I think you have to do what’s best for you. It comes down to wheter or not your free time is worth the extra $$$/benefits. If it is, suck it up and do it. If it’s not, keep looking. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know exactly what you are talking about!

I have a newly married couple that are my friends doing this in Illinois right now. It is extremely challenging yet rewarding…with alot of benefits! Like no rent, etc etc

I thought about doing this with my husband, but we need some more marriage time under our belt and some other things. Keep us updated!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If they expect you to be home at 9 pm every night except one weekend off, you are not working a 40 hr week. If you were you would have evening and night staff to cover. You are essentially working as house parents from 9 pm every night , in addition to your daytime hours.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d give it a shot.  The home by 9 thing doesnt really bother me since I’m a home body anyways and am home by then already as it is.  To me, the money and the covered expenses would be worth at least giving it a shot.  I would gladly give up a relatively small amound of time for the chance to save like nuts have have a much better sense of financial security and freedom for the future.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Being responsible for 4 troubled youths is not easy work!  Caretaking is a stressful job (even if it’s a group home) and my concern would be that it could strain your relationship.  It’s almost a 24 hour job!

I suppose you’re in that line of work to help troubled or needy people, so it might be something rewarding that you enjoy.  Good luck on your decision.  

Post # 11
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395 posts
Helper bee

It would definitely take the right person for this job and I couldn’t do it myself, but if you and your SO love kids, go for it! Your pro list is way longer than your con list. Until you have kids of your own, it could be a real adventure!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@am.coletta:  I could see doing this on the short term, especially as you point out you would erase your student debt and save up for your wedding in a year. I can’t see myself doing this for the long term.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@julies1949 Agreed.

I think it’s a great opportunity if you both go in knowing it’s for a limited or agreed upon amout of time. This type of job can be an amazing growth and bonding experience, but very tiring and could cause you to burn out quickly. Saving for the wedding, paying down debt, and having this great adventure would be worth it for me, but I would need to be honest in that I know I can’t do it forever, and that may mean leaving the job before the kids I’m working with aged out, and that would be hard for me to ‘leave them.’

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I applaud you and those who do this, however my fiance and I absolutely could not.  Thank god for people like you to cancel us out 🙂

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