I was sitting here thinking as I'm transferring money to out account that pays our bills maybe I should go back to work... The DB says I don't have to go back after my mat leave but I was thinking about it and once my payments stop coming in we are going to be struggling even more for money. So I was thinking about going back to work but then I find myself looking at my DD who's four months and I don't want to go back to work yet but I know that I well have to go back eventually. I just want opinions on when others have gone back to work. I was the kind of person that loved working and would take the overtime just so that we wouldn't be tight for money. Even well I was pregnant I tried to work as much as my "work mom" (boss) would let me. Ever since being on mat leave which is about half of a two week pay it's been tough and now we have an extra minor in the house to feed. I'm feeling very confused about when I should go back to work or if I should go back to work. Should I try working from home..
I know that if I do decide to go back I well be putting my two weeks in at my current job the day I get back. Due to that the location of my work place is about 45 mins from my place and I only make just over miniumum wage and at a supervisors position so most of my money goes to towards gas and the shifts are so unpradicable even when my boss says she well work with me to give me the shifts I want.. I have tried leaving this job in the past but got a raise and better position and decided I could handle driving because I enjoyed the environment of the work place, the customer, and the other employees, bosses aren't bad either. I was thinking about going back to the job that I had when I started at my current job pt. but the reason I quit there ( the better paying job) was I didn't enjoy the environment or the people I worked with, I figured I would rather be willing to go to work and enjoy my day rather then hate it every minute that I'm working. But now that life has changed I was thinking about going back to this company and just sucking it up. I would be making almost double an hour that I would be at my current.. Also if I stay at my current job it would be pointless due to the fact that all my money would be going towards child are and gas. :s
Has anyone gone through this simular thing themselves. If you have how did you decide or overcome this. I think this is putting a lot of stress on me. Thanks for listening to me vent any input would help. Thanks guys
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First off, this is just my opinion and i don't have kids at all so this is all just thoughts.....but, i totally understand money is tight, i know it will be for us when we do have a baby, but look at it this way, you had your daughter and i bet you love spending time with her and i bet she loves it too. Time is precious, and if you can get by on a lower income then I am totally in favour of being a SAHM! Could you start a small business from home, or take on a franchise like Avon for a bit of extra cash? Or could you spend the time with your daughter and retrain whilst doing that with an online course? I know it seems that money makes the world go round, but none ever says on their death bed that they wish they'd spent more time at the office! And if you're just gonna be working to pay someone else to look after your child, is there much point?! If you really need the money and it makes sense to work then go for it, but by the sounds of it, you would much rather be at home and the income you would make would only cover someone else bringing up your beautiful baby! Weigh up the pros and cons and see how you feel. I know it must be a tough decision! xx
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