Lila - posted on 05/19/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )
I was hoping to hear from people who made the switch from full to part-time work. I currently work a straight 9-5 job (as a government attorney). I have the opportunity to switch to a part-time job - only working 3 days of 9-5pm. It's in a different unit, so it's different people I would be working with and a different subject matter. I am interested in the work both in my current job and in the part-time job. Things are pretty calm now where I am and I like the people I currently work with, but after an adjustment period in the part-time job its likely the part-time job would manageable too.
I have a 2 1/2 year old who currently goes to daycare full-time. He hates it, and I miss not spending more time with him. Financially we would be okay, but have to watch our spending more closely. I hope to be pregnant with a second child within a year.
I am hesitant to make a switch now, because right now my life works, and I can't be sure the new situation (work wise) will be as good, though it probably will work out. What I really want is a part-time position after I hopefully have a second child, but part-time positions are very hard to come by and there might not be one when I am ready.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated. I usually know what I want career wise, but this time I'm really not sure!