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What is a job with daytime hours and no weekends for a Mom whose husband works nights until 9:00 and also Saturdays?

I have a bachelor's degree, but not in a highly marketable area (fine art). I would consider going back to school to take a few classes to shift to something that is in higher demand, but don't know what I could actually shift to, since I don't have much in the way of science or math in my undergraduate degree. I'm substitute teaching right now K-6 (well, not now since the year is over and not nearly every day) and I work in retail at other times, but my hours have been cut. The schools are not hiring art teachers (they are getting rid of one at the HS!), or I would likely go back to get certified to teach that. I have to find something, but I'm on my own with the kids a lot (12 and 16

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Jun. 28, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • You could do something in the insurance/finance industry. Those typically have "bankers" hours, M-F., 8-5. You don't necessarily need a degree in those areas but of course for better pay, it helps.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 5:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • I was going to suggest teaching or Associate Teaching (Teacher's Aide)--most are full-time with paid benefits and days off., but since your districts are cutting or freezing positions, have you considered working in a physician's office--maybe billing, transcriptions, front office? Or a lawyer's office--real estate attorney, family law, etc0--I doubt there would be a shortage of work in those specialties! Are there any possibilities in your town's municipal building/town hall?

    Those are the kinds of businesses that traditonally keep M-F daytime hours. You might also want to check out some of the temp agencies and see if they have any office work--PT or FT,; temp to perm??


    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:25 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • to work from home if you're interested. otherwise, insurance or office work

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 5:26 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • Sales Rep. Pharmaceutical, or anything really. Also Merchandising would be an excellent deal for you!

    Answer by m-avi at 6:11 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • How about a work from home job where you work when you want to. Let me know what you think. I will help you every ste of the way. Save the money you would put back into school and invest it in your own business

    Answer by chiro789 at 8:05 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • Most office jobs are during the weekdays with no weekends. Have you ever considered graphic design, since you already have a background in art? If you are interested, you could probably take a few classes at a local community college or online to learn how to use some of the common graphics design software packages.

    Answer by andrea96 at 9:24 AM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • You can search for jobs that match your skillset and have a telecommute or remote option. Do you have a former employer you could work for remotely? If you have a computer with high speed internet & Microsoft Office Pro & have at least intermediate MS Office skills, you should be able to find work as a virtual assistant (VA). For more information, go to
    Do you have a skill or experience that you can turn into a home based business? I have a friend who makes children's hair accessories in her basement & sells them to boutiques around the Midwest. My husband runs a handyman business from our home. I work from home with three lines of business; I am doing lead generation for a sales and service organization; I do freelance bookkeeping & business organization; I also do career & job search coaching. I am always happy to help cafemoms (and dads) with resumes, cover letters, job search strategy & interview prep.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:26 AM on Jun. 29, 2010

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    Answer by uniquemom30 at 3:52 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

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