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To working moms: What jobs are the same hours as the kids are in school?

I am a single/seperated mother who is a stay at home mom wanting to return to the work force. I am actually hired at a home health care company but there are no hours available at all. So I have put my resume everywhere. some places have called me back but my problem is the hours are almost all day and I cannot afford day care of a babysitter. Also I want to be the one who drops off and picks up my children. I applied at the school my children go to but there are no openings. What are some good paying jobs that would be in the same hours as my children are in school?(8-2) 8-12 on wed.

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Asked by Newbegginings04 at 6:16 PM on Sep. 27, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Get a job at the school. You can work in the cafeteria, as an aide, or secretary, even a bus monitor.

    Answer by m-avi at 6:24 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • McDonalds LOVES to hire Mommy's and will work with your kids school schedule.

    Answer by vbruno at 6:35 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • Keep the hours you have, hang in there. If youd really like to have hours that work with the children being home, think about working at home.

    You'll need a job to support your work so don't quite just yet, you should be able to get help with daycare from an agency if you are working such little hours.

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    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 6:57 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • Maybe a school bus driver? You said there aren't openings at the school, even as a custodian or cafeteria worker? Check at your senior centers, at adult and child day care places. Good luck!

    Answer by Bmat at 7:30 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • i work in a radiology office and one of the receptionist there works from 9-3 so that she can pick up her dd at school. another receptionist works from 2-8 because her husband comes home at 1:30 so that he can watch their son while she goes to work. my point is that there are offices that work with your needs, so check medical offices, doctors and radiology places. They usually are flexible. I hope you find something soon. Plus they pay pretty well especially radiology.

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 7:48 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • Sales, working in a school, consulting, home-based services, like a virtual assistant

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:53 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • when my kids go to school I am getting my cosmetology lisence & working in a can basically work any hours you want & the pay is very good !

    Answer by glamomomo at 8:56 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • Try the school or other area schools, or look into home based jobs like I do.


    Answer by customcat2000 at 10:05 AM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • This is perfect! Works around your schedual! You are your own boss! only $29 to start and thats refundable for 4months

    I'm happily engaged and we are about to buy our first home. We live in a small town where it is really hard to find a decent job, so I've been searching for a way to work at home. I recently found a home-based opportunity with no large investments and no risk! I work in the comfort of my own home with an international, 24 year old, Inc 500 company. All I do is set up customer accounts and do some online marketing. I work around my own schedule, with a group of amazing team members. I never even have to leave my own home to be successful!

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    Answer by lynsey7 at 10:40 AM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • I don't work during the day outside the home, but wanted to suggest maybe working at home for you that way you can create your own hours. The company I work with just received an award with the BBB and we don't do parties, no stocking of inventory and this is not MLM! Feel free to visit my website at or email me at for more information. I would love to answer any questions that you may have! Thanks!

    Answer by Rebecca325 at 1:34 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

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