part-time or full-time work?
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|Sun, 01-06-2008 - 12:32am|
The time has come for me to go back to work. My DD is now almost 4 1/2 months old and, although she is young, I must go back to work for my sanity and because my family desperately needs the money. I don't really have a choice. If I want to eat, I must work. My DH's job does not pay enough. So I have been watching the job market for two months now and haven't found much. I have also started researching day care. I want to start off at part-time so the that my DD and I can get used to being apart and it isn't such a shock on either one of us since we have been together every day since she was born. But then I look at our bills and I ask myself if working part-time will really be enough. I don't want to work just to pay for day care. I need to bring money home to help pay bills.
So the question is, do I find a part-time job and pray that it is enough for bills and day care. Or do I start out at full-time and hope the separation anxiety isn't to much on me or my DD. Just the thought of being away from her for a day hurts but knowing we are hardly getting by on my DH's salary hurts just as bad.
What do I do?