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: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 11:54am

"...from what i've seen, few parents are able and even fewer are

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 11:56am
"These women were gung ho employees before having kids, yet never intended to woh again after having kids (or even just becoming pg), yet they did go back to work and weren't good employees anymore?"

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 12:06pm

Then why would you be worried about hiring a former sahm, if the ones you're talking about never go back to work?

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 12:10pm

You make some good points.

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Registered: 04-14-2003
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 12:57pm

i didn't cut back until my oldest was 4, and, apart from a brief stint of sah (which was done to smooth the disruption of a relocation) it wasn't really intentional. dh cut back on taking "extra jobs" (generally childcare work during the summers, when he doesn't go to his regular job, and

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Registered: 04-14-2003
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 2:49pm

i realize that i got off track in my first answer to this, but, no, i don't think it is at all unusual for parents to cut back.


almost all of the families i know where a parent

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 3:28pm

"are you saying that your dh and you work the same hours you did pre-kids?"


DH? Yes.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 05-03-2008 - 11:30am

Haven't you cut back, since becoming a parent you changed jobs and have a job with family friendly hours?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-05-2008 - 9:17am
No, that change was made years before I became a parent.

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Registered: 11-18-2005
Tue, 05-06-2008 - 5:13am
Sure, I think I have a lot more patience with my patients b/c I have kids.


Edited 5/6/2008 5:18 am ET by debbiemom2girls

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