How do moms make money at part-time?

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How do moms make money at part-time?
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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 2:20pm

Questions: Is it financially meaningful to work part-time, especially some of the time from home, if kids are home with mom after school dismissal and summer/vacations.  If you presently work full-time but had to work mostly from your home office for a long term, to meet the needs of your family or your health, does your employer/home life allow for that?  And for how long?  "Forever"?

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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 2:23pm

If I could work at home, I would. My kids are older and they wouldn't be a problem with my work load. Presently I can only access my work email from home. 

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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 3:45pm

Ask Marissa Mayer, I'm sure she could give you a bunch of reasons why WAH long term is ineffective, Lol.. I don't think WAH jobs are much different than f/t with the exception of benefits, I'd prefer a separation b/w work life and home life.  

 

 


 


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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 3:54pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>If I could work at home, I would. My kids are older and they wouldn't be a problem with my work load. Presently I can only access my work email from home. </p>

Isn't a problem with wah a likely decrease in pay?  At your job, do employees wah? 

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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 4:23pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p>Questions: Is it financially meaningful to work part-time, especially some of the time from home, if kids are home with mom after school dismissal and summer/vacations.  If you presently work full-time but had to work mostly from your home office for a long term, to meet the needs of your family or your health, does your employer/home life allow for that?  And for how long?  "Forever"?</p>

I think it depends on the job, I have found it financially meaningful to park part time and I've worked part time for a few years less than 20.  The benefits to my family have also been meaningful, much more than paycheck.  I will probably go back to work full time at some point, probably when the kids are out of high school or maybe college, I don't know.  I can't work much from home but I can if plan ahead, like snow days and sick days for the kids.  

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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 4:42pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Ask Marissa Mayer, I'm sure she could give you a bunch of reasons why WAH long term is ineffective, Lol.. I don't think WAH jobs are much different than f/t with the exception of benefits, I'd prefer a separation b/w work life and home life.  </p><p> </p>

Lots of distractions working from home.  I think Meyer's decision for Yahoo was a good one and a timely one ~ Google put that order in place earlier.  When I see the moms here who wah, I wonder how they do it.  I know every time I see them is not unpaid time.  Can they check iPhones and respond in any meaningful way at a baseball field?  On work days can a exercise class and a grocery run fit when after school dismissal, they're also not able to work?   What are these jobs? 

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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 5:00pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Questions: Is it financially meaningful to work part-time, especially some of the time from home, if kids are home with mom after school dismissal and summer/vacations.  If you presently work full-time but had to work mostly from your home office for a long term, to meet the needs of your family or your health, does your employer/home life allow for that?  And for how long?  "Forever"?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I think it depends on the job, I have found it financially meaningful to park part time and I've worked part time for a few years less than 20.  The benefits to my family have also been meaningful, much more than paycheck.  I will probably go back to work full time at some point, probably when the kids are out of high school or maybe college, I don't know.  I can't work much from home but I can if plan ahead, like snow days and sick days for the kids.  </p>

Good point ~  I think it's the wah which makes me wonder how it can be financially worthwhile to mom or to the employer.  I don't think moms would do it unless they got some money.  Since I see them often even before school dismissal, I wonder how valuable their work product can be to an employer.  Some, I just assume are working part-time.

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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 5:01pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Questions: Is it financially meaningful to work part-time, especially some of the time from home, if kids are home with mom after school dismissal and summer/vacations.  If you presently work full-time but had to work mostly from your home office for a long term, to meet the needs of your family or your health, does your employer/home life allow for that?  And for how long?  "Forever"?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I think it depends on the job, I have found it financially meaningful to park part time and I've worked part time for a few years less than 20.  The benefits to my family have also been meaningful, much more than paycheck.  I will probably go back to work full time at some point, probably when the kids are out of high school or maybe college, I don't know.  I can't work much from home but I can if plan ahead, like snow days and sick days for the kids.  </p>

Good point ~  I think it's the wah which makes me wonder how it can be financially worthwhile to mom or to the employer.  I don't think moms would do it unless they got some money.  Since I see them often even before school dismissal, I wonder how valuable their work product can be to an employer.  Some, I just assume are working part-time.

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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 5:01pm

I started ptwah (24hr a week) with my current company in 2000 until 2005 when the youngest went to 1st grade and I changed to ft. I was paid 3/5 of my ft salary; I received raises and bonuses based on work performance while pt. I definitely made more than pin money while working pt and I make a very good living now as a ft employee.

I had paid childcare during working hours of some sort until the youngest was in 3rd grade. I don't expect ever to work in the office again as the nearest one is 90mi away. I manage employees all over the world, some of whom I've never met in person. Many in my company wah, though all roles are not conducive to wah.

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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 5:11pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
<p>I started ptwah (24hr a week) with my current company in 2000 until 2005 when the youngest went to 1st grade and I changed to ft. I was paid 3/5 of my ft salary; I received raises and bonuses based on work performance while pt. I definitely made more than pin money while working pt and I make a very good living now as a ft employee.</p><p>I had paid childcare during working hours of some sort until the youngest was in 3rd grade. I don't expect ever to work in the office again as the nearest one is 90mi away. I manage employees all over the world, some of whom I've never met in person. Many in my company wah, though all roles are not conducive to wah.</p>

Can you say what field of employment?  When I quit "lawyering," there was no part-time with my employer.  (And there still isn't with that employer.)  Women quit and went per diem for an agency doing calendar calls for different lawyers, the occasional deposition, and could be done by noon.

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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 5:21pm

<Can you say what field of employment?>

Manager in software development and consulting. I was one of the first in my company to go pt and wah, but it is quite common today.

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