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Mon, 07-07-2008 - 11:04am
Whether you stay at home or work outside the home, would you change your status if you could? Is working from home the best of both worlds?


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Registered: 07-17-2007
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 11:06am

"Whether you stay at home or work outside the home, would you change your status if you could?"

I can and would if our circumstances changed. (EG my DS2 miraculously woke up without his LD or DH decided to take a more flexible reduced hour job.)

" Is working from home the best of both worlds?"

For a few yes, for many, no. For me? No way!




Edited 7/7/2008 11:07 am ET by tryingtoquit
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Registered: 12-07-2003
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 11:12am

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I'm fairly content with my and my DH's current work statuses.

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At the moment, I have no desire to work from home. It worked pretty well when my DD was really small (under 9 months). I would consider doing it once all the kids were in school.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 11:20am

"Whether you stay at home or work outside the home, would you change your status if you could?"


I could, and I wouldn't.

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Registered: 05-14-2006
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 1:29pm
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Registered: 11-18-2005
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 1:39pm
No. I like where I am at right now. I like working part-time. WAh is not an option for my career.
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Registered: 05-22-2006
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 1:50pm

I think working part time sounds nice, but right now I would still have to pay full time daycare costs and it just doesn't make sense.

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Registered: 08-08-2006
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 2:00pm

I have worked from home for the past 6 years, and it has more advantages than disadvantages for me. I like what I do, I have a very flexible schedule and lots of vacation time, so I have no need or desire to change my status at this time.

Biggest advantage lately, I don't have to drive to work. The biggest disadvantage, 24/7 availability through the miracles of technology. I am supposed to on vacation today, but a issue came up that I apparently only I could deal with.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:06pm
Don't you miss the interpersonal interaction with coworkers?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:07pm

I could but I wouldn't I enjoy being home and it would be

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Registered: 08-08-2006
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:37pm

Not really. We do get together at least once a year, and it's always nice to put real faces rather than avatars to a person. It was an adjustment in the beginning, but I can't imagine ever being tied down to an office or 9-5 job ever again.

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