I'm a SAHM for 8 yrs now.
I've been home for 11 years now. I made crappy pay when I left(childcare) and if I return to the same area I'll make crappy pay. I can't really imagine doing anything else though,
I think that's just a bunch of bunk. The average US worker changes careers completely 3 different times in a lifetime, which means 3 entry levels, only one of which will occur while the workers is "fresh out of school". Will *some* narrow-minded, short-sighted employers be unable to navigate the common occurance of non-college-aged entry level employees? sure, but fortunately, they don't make up the majority of businesspeople.
Will it be a cakewalk for Katy? No, probably not. but it's not the dire straits you're painting it, either.
The last time I was an entry level employee, I was 38. I had no harder time proving myself than any other entry level employee hired at the same time I was and my immediate supervisors (both of them closer in age to my son at the time than to me) had no difficulty grasping the idea that at 38 I was starting over in a brand new career. Other people I'v known who have either changed careers or returned to work after a period of SAH/WAH have not had to work "much harder" than their younger peers. As I said, I'm sure there are those who hold the same biases and prejudices you constantly express regarding SAHMs who return to the work force, but they do not make up the majority of management. Thank God.
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Yes, but when you CHANGE careers, you do so with up to date skills and a proven track record.
I was out of the workforce for 8 years while I sah.
I was a SAHM for 16 years straight.
Follow your dream. What do you *want* to do? Figure out a plan to get there. IMO, this is better than worrying about making big bucks. I'd rather love my job and make mediocre pay than be miserable and make big bucks.
I am unable ot give legal or medical advice. My opinions are based on my experiences and my personal research.
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