Should I make less at a less stressful job when we are already struggling to make ends meet?

Amelia - posted on 06/01/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




For the past 2 years I have been going to school to finish my high school diploma since I dropped out when I got pregnant so I could work full-time. I am almost done (June 10) and I am currently working part-time with a young woman who has cerbral palsy as her personal aide. I have been working with her since mid-late April and I have already tried to put in my notice once because I worked over 40 hrs in 4 days with her when she knows full-well that I am a p/t student, a mother already, and that I am pregnant. She convinced me to stay saying she would give me less hours and hire a second aide to help with her needs saying I just need to communicate with her more because she doesn't know what it's like to be pregnant. There have been a couple other things that have really drawn a wedge between us (not paying me on time, complaining that I was so busy with my own life because I took 4 days off to spread my Grandpa's ashes and see family and then an extra day because my son was sick when I haven't even seen my best friend in over 2 weeks; just as 2 examples) I also have other things on the go like I am an Avon rep and Usborne Books consultant and feel like I am shoving those things aside because I am so busy with her. I barely have the motivation to go to my 1 (and last) class a day or do my homework because I am so exhusted when I get home from work.

My husband wants me to quit and find a less stressful job but I know we are already tight financially because of me only working p/t but this job pays $20/hr so it is major boosting my maternity.EI and my current earnings. Also I am only 16.5 weeks but I am already starting to major show so I don't know how long I will be able to continue working or find another job that's only going to hire me for 5 months before I have to take my leave.

Confused and not really sure what to do. :(


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