Hmmm opinions on working

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  1. msmissa

    msmissa Mommy of 1 & expecting

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    I have recently started working again, and I feel like I'm doing nothing more than watching the clock til I can pick up my son from the sitter's. My husband makes enough so we don't struggle, and most of what I earn goes to gas and childcare anyways. Aiden cries 80% of the time that I'm gone and he's with the sitter (so it's not like he's fine with someone else)

    I was thinking of just not working and, well for the first year (at least til his dad comes home), finishing my degree. I would be able to be at home with Aiden more often than not, and get a better job when I'm finished.

    Idk, I'm just struggling with the decision because I do like having a job, but I miss my son so much when I'm gone
     
  2. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    It sucks so much that mat leave is so shitty in the US! If it's really that hard on him (and you as a result) and you can afford it, I'd probably stay home. Maybe you could work part-time so that you get the best of both worlds?
     
  3. mrsthomas623

    mrsthomas623 MommyToNolanAndPregnant!

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    I love staying home, wouldn't trade it for anything. If it is something you can afford I would definitely do it!
     
  4. msmissa

    msmissa Mommy of 1 & expecting

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    kmac625: I'm already a part-time employee, but the problem is I haven't worked less than 37 hours a week since I was hired. I talked to them about it, and I was told there was no chance my hours were gonna lower any more than to 35
     
  5. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    I would probably leave then and find another job that really was only part-time.
     
  6. aliss

    aliss Well-Known Member

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    If you can afford to (even if skimping), I'd say stay home and finish your degree :)
     
  7. eclipse

    eclipse Mom of 2 wonderful kids!

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    If I were you I would stay home and finish that degree. I WISH I could do the same :cry: As it is, I return on April 10 and am dreading it. If you guys can make it, have the talk and see what you can do. :hugs: on your decision :)
     
  8. EverythingXd

    EverythingXd Well-Known Member

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    I'd stay home with LO and finish your degree :thumbup:
     
  9. msmissa

    msmissa Mommy of 1 & expecting

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    Thank you so much, ladies. It's a tough decision for me, but I think I'll go have a talk with my manager about letting me go at the end of the month. You guys have helped bunches :)
     
  10. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    Glad you were able to come to a decision you're happy with.
     

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