What might cause you to change status?

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What might cause you to change status?
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Fri, 07-25-2008 - 10:24am

What events or circumstances might cause you to go from SAH to WAH or WOH, or any other change in work status?


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Fri, 07-25-2008 - 2:11pm

"I would return to work, for the right job, the right price, and the right schedule.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 2:12pm

My DH said he'd be willing to be a SAHD in 15 years, hmmm our youngest will be 18 then. LOL


Amy

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Fri, 07-25-2008 - 2:17pm
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Fri, 07-25-2008 - 2:44pm

In my case, my current work situation is completely tied to dh. In the event of divorce or his death, I would have to get a "real" job of some kind. Only one small part of the business that we have can continue without him, and I could carry that on while holding down a regular job. Even if I were able to live without working, I would want to work.

In two years, dd will be off to college and my domestic burden will lighten considerably. My hope is that I will be able to take a masters at that point and start some new career. It ought to coincide with dh slowing down on the work front, so it could work out.

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Registered: 11-20-2003
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 3:00pm

Hi Felicia!

Let's see --- very little...

Probably some sort of health or special needs-related issue with one of my children is the only thing I could think of - where it would be both cost-prohibitive to do it through other care *and* emotionally 'not right' to me to not be the care provider. Other than that, I am not at all suited to change from FT WOH.

Now a more subtle work change I can already see as a possibility. I have the goal of being at PT status by the time the boys reach middle school age. We are on track for early retirement anyway (which I see as a direct result of our FT WOH status now) - I envision a gradual transition to retirement, and I would like to start that as the boys enter puberty. I feel like that is the time when I most want to be on hand for them after school, etc., and it happens to line up well with our other timelines.

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Fri, 07-25-2008 - 3:28pm
Hey friend!!!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 4:54pm

Depends on how much of a change you mean.

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Registered: 10-17-2003
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 6:56pm

The most likely reason for me to go back to work would be a serious downturn in DH's career, or a change of career.

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Registered: 06-08-2007
Fri, 07-25-2008 - 7:02pm
Adult kids, no man. If I have either kids or a man, I'll never work more than part time.
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Sat, 07-26-2008 - 12:22am
I work pt now and don't plan to ever