Who has an easier transition?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-23-2009
Who has an easier transition?
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Fri, 07-17-2009 - 10:29am
Who do you think has an easier transition: the SAHM re-entering the workforce? Or the WOHM staying home for the first time? Why?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2009
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 10:49am

I think that personality would play into it a lot.

As someone who has done both, left and re-entered the work force I would not say that one is easier or harder than the other. Each has its own issues so it is really hard to compare how hard/easy they are.

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Registered: 03-23-2009
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 10:53am
I think it would depend on the reasons for the change.
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 10:58am

Although I hate to say "it depends", I think it depends on a number of things such as how long the person has been in or out of the workforce, the nature/hours of the job, and the ages of the children.

For instance, I think that if we're talking about a SAHM who has taken a simple part-time job while the kids are in school, she might have an easier time than a WOHM who is leaving a high-powered corporate career to stay home full time with her preschoolers. But if the SAHM is trying to obtain a full-time non-entry-level job, I think that would be a more difficult transition than a part-time WOHM scaling back for a few years from a cookie-cutter job.














iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 11:25am
It depends.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 12:08pm

good question adn often something not asked enough.


finding employment after SAH is something IMO/E easier than the other way around.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-23-2009
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 12:18pm

"if i was or if my income was necessary

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 12:36pm

huh?


are you driven by your job?

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 12:41pm

Could you explain what you mean when you ask, "are you driven by your job? do you like what you do..so much that your husband can SAH with your kids?"

How is it related to the post to which you were responding?

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 12:41pm

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PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-23-2009
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 12:46pm

"huh?"


How easy would it be for you to get a job, now, supporting your whole family? Pretty hard, I'd guess. I'm not saying it's easy to cut expenses to go from a two income family to a single income family, but it's hard in this economy to find a family supporting job as opposed to a Vera Bradley (?) one.


"are you driven by your job?

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