should i leave my job

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I have the option of leaving my job. My husband got a raise from the military and we can afford for me to stay at home now. My boss is really nice some days and some is suck a jerk. I am not allowed to take a snow day with my kids or stay home with them when they are sick. I am torn about if I should quit because I do like the girls I work with but I feel like my kids need me to? Any advise would be appreciated.

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JIMENA - posted on 02/19/2009

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I come back working last moth and I went to work too sad, because I hate to go away home and let my dougther with the nany. These last days I have been coming at home too late and I can´t see. I was thinking if i must to leave muy work or try to reduce my journaly to half. What yours recomendation´s??
I to apologize, because I´m from Spain and my english it´s quite bad!!

Liz - posted on 02/19/2009

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Is there no way that you could talk to your boss and work part time. Then you'd have the best of both worlds. And besides, if your use to working, it may depress you to quit. I've worked since I was 11 years old. I come from a big family and my mom rasied us alone. [ Great Women ]... Sometimes I get sick of working but I love to make my own  money. It's up to you.I wish you luck in everything you do.

Maureen - posted on 02/18/2009

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I'd suggest being cautious right now. Maybe try to work out a more flexible work schedule or compressed work week. Think about the reduction in your monthly income. For me, other considerations are:(1) I'm paying into a long term insurance policy so my income would continue if I'm sick. (2) paying into a pension plan and planning for the future. (3) able to have additional income and independence. (4) paying into a federal pension which would also protect me and my child in case of disability and also an eventual retirement pension.



My son also gets to see an independent woman, and an equal partner in the home.

Maybe try and start snooping for a job to help you balance the parts of your life.

It took me quite some time, but I've now worked myself into a 3 day / wk job. I think I do 6 days works in 3 (!) but its' working great for now.



Good luck in what ever decision you make.

Marina - posted on 02/17/2009

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You have a job, which many people don't. I wouldn't quit during this economic crisis. That's my opinion.

Adel - posted on 02/17/2009

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I feel like my work is my only outlet from my homelife. I do get free reign when I need to do something with them, but I could never be home full time more then a few months.

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You could try an volunteer at their school. It's a tough economy but there are still jobs out there. You kids will love that you can do all their school activities and not be stressed out juggling work and them - you hubby will appreciate that you're home too - you'll have the time to make dinner and do all those little projects at the house that have been on when I can get to it list!

Wanda - posted on 02/17/2009

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My theory is you only get this time with the kids once. No do overs. So go with your heart and if staying at home does not create financial strain go for it. Enjoy it. You will run into the girls or hear from them. Kids are a one time shot.

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My kids are in primary school, and i just wonder should i look for a different job . I am worried i will be bored out of my mind if i stay home by myself all day long. I also wonder how hard will it be to find a job in this tuff economic time.

Ghada - posted on 02/17/2009

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i agree with shannon and gloria! i think your kids are the most important, at least wait till they grow up and then start looking for a better job, good luck!

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Hey - your job doesn't sound flexible which sucks...I returned to work just after Christmas - but I work for a great boss and company - who are very flexible...your current employer doesn't sound that way...will you be providing less for your family if you quit - I returned because I can afford to enroll my kids in fun things that if I stayed home could not...but I also only have 2 days of daycare to pay for...so ultimately you need to figure out what works best...personally if it were me - I would quit only because if you can't take a sick day here and there with your kids - it's not something I would consider - remember your kids are little only once and these moments will pass by before you know it!

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