Transitioning back to work

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Transitioning back to work
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Sat, 04-26-2008 - 12:25pm
I'm not sure if this topic belongs here - so feel free to ignore or redirect me. I was on another board and the topic of what should the Stay-at-Homes years count for when you transition back to the work world. Does staying at home allow you to develop new skills or do you just go right back to entry-level? Does this subject come up here once in a while? My quick review of recent threads didn't come up with anything.



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Registered: 10-05-2007
Thu, 05-01-2008 - 4:26pm

I know that we don't have too many militant wohp's around here, and that I'm preaching to the choir here, but.....


Having a sahp really is about the whole family, not just about the sahp wanting to be ah.

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Ducky

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-01-2008 - 4:31pm

I have no idea - don't know any sahds well enough to even hazard a guess.


And yes, I'm thinking of jobs where you're salaried and more than 40 hours is routine and comes at unexpected times.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-01-2008 - 4:34pm
I'm sure that's right.

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Thu, 05-01-2008 - 6:02pm
You know, I don't think I know enough SAHD families to make this a statistically significant sampling.
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Thu, 05-01-2008 - 9:40pm

Ditto to everything you've said! I've been home 11 1/2 years also, when is your oldest's birthday? Mine is August, I quit the end of July because we were moving 2 hours away after the baby was born.


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Thu, 05-01-2008 - 9:45pm

Again ditto.


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Thu, 05-01-2008 - 10:43pm

Dd's bday is in Nov.

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Ducky

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Fri, 05-02-2008 - 7:03am
I *think* that DH will have a fairly easy time transitioning back to full time work. As the FTWOH parent, I'm not sure it will be so easy for me. Juggling schedules, cooking, cleaning. Yikes! A lot more of the domestic stuff will fall on my plate.
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Registered: 04-14-2003
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 10:58am

i don't know, from what i see, it is fairly common for women who had their children young to rtw and to (at least aim to)

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Fri, 05-02-2008 - 11:12am

So a lot of the sahms you know never intended to woh again after getting pg or having kids, and a lot of the "gung-ho" former ft employees you know developed a sah "warp" after sah?

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