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Should I look for another job?

I have had the luxury of being a stay at home/college going mom for the past few years. My son is in school now, so my husband told me that it would be best if I get a job since money has been really tight here lately. I have an Associate Degree and I am working on my Bachelor's degree. Anyways, I took the first job that was offered to me. I only get paid minimum wage, but my boss is great. She really believes in family before anything else. I have been able to take off for my son's doctor's appointments with no problems. But here is the problem- I have to work until 6 and my son has to be picked up by 6 which means that either my husband or my sister has to pick him up for me depending on my husband's work schedule. However, my hours are changing in January so this won't be a problem for much longer. My husband though thinks that I have settled for this job, and that I can find a better paying job elsewhere. Continued..


Asked by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Nov. 28, 2009 in Money & Work

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Answers (9)
  • Take it from another Associate's Degree holder, if you like the job, stick with it. The job market is not one that will allow you to simply go out and find a job that your husband thinks is "good enough". I go through this regularly with my husband- your boss should pay you more(small business, low profit), you should find a better job(I'm actually overqualified for the limited range around here and can't get hired), and so on. Stay were you are if you are satisfied. There's no point in risking the income you have for something that may not come through.

    Answer by preacherskid at 10:53 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Start a stealth job search and see what you can find! There are great tips and support in the job hunting moms group:


    Answer by rkoloms at 10:33 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Cont. He thinks that since I have some education that I my job as a daycare teacher is beneath me. I enjoy my job for the most part. I don't see myself doing this as a lifelong career, but I really enjoy my co-workers, my boss, and having some of the flexibilities of taking time off when I need too. Should I look for another job? I am afraid that if I do find another job then I will not be able to take off for my son's doctor's appointments. (He has one every 3 months, plus I am trying to get him into therapy for his disorder). What should I do?


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Honey, jobs are NOT easy yo find! Stick with what you have!

    Answer by justluvinmyson at 10:37 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

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    Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 2:12 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • Can't you schedule your child's Dr. appointment around your work schedule? This is typically what every other mother in the world does. Yes, some jobs do not allow you time off... it's called the real world. If you can do better and have the education, YES, I would definitely search for a better paying job, not something that works around Dr's appointments.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • Anon 11:01- Unless you know what it is like to have a special needs child and the many doctor's appointments and therapies that some of them need, then stfu and move on.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:29 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • Working from home is a great way to have your cake and eat it too! Especially being a student, it makes sense. My daughters both have a work at home job and they did it through college. Join our new group that can help you out,

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