Will you back to work?

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Will you back to work?
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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 8:43am

I've been thinking on this lately with Luke starting full time K next year.

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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 1:45pm
I always thought once my kids were in school, I'd go back to teaching. I even upgraded my license before I quit, so its good til 2021 I think. But I'm realizing I probably won't do it. I think I'd rather do something with animals. Be a vet tech or something with the local shelter. Then I think about summers off with the kids and I think maybe I could go back to the schools, but just be an assistant or something. Of course, I think they only make like 16,000 around here. That would be good for savings though. We're doing ok on DH's paycheck. We don't have huge savings, but manage to keep a few hundred in the checking account every month that we don't spend. That's more than we grew up with, so we figure we're doing ok.

Manda :)

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 3:57pm
Yep, there is that summer thing too, I would never put that type of responsibility on Alex. He didn't ask to have 3 younger brothers and after they hit 12 there really is no "daycare".
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Registered: 05-04-2011
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 5:22pm

Yes, I will go back to work.

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Sun, 03-04-2012 - 12:49pm
That is so nice that you could take off for the summers with your current job. It is so hard to know what you would really want to do right out of high school, and going back to school is so expensive... I don't even know what I'd want to go back for but the money would be a big issue for us. Blah, DH is talking about sending out resumes... I don't feel tied to the area but I was liking the steady security of DH's job and that he has a lot of upward potential. He's never been the corporate type but to me that means security, decent benefits... he's never not provided for us so I just have to join and see if anything comes out of it.
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 10:50am

Not sure on this one.

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Registered: 09-07-2000
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 11:48am
I probably won't go back full time. I actually have found that my days seem to go by a lot faster when both kids are at school. I do work part-time, though. I really just don't know. Some days I really miss my full time paycheck, but I really can't imagine going back now unless I can find something that would let me start after the kids are at school and leave in order to be home when school gets out.
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Registered: 09-20-2009
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 9:48pm
Good question. I don't know if I will or not. If I do, hopefully I'll be able to find something part time once DD starts school full time. She's only 4 right now, so I have a couple of years to figure it out.
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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 4:25pm

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 1:04am

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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 2:08am
I haven't worked in the 10 years since having CJ. The last three I have been going to school to become an elementary school teacher. It is an intense program and I am working on a dual credential - multiple subject (k-8) and special ed - that will take another 3 years to finish. I didn't plan on not working this long but I am usually really busy with school, the house, and volunteering at his school not to mention all his appointments for a medical disorder he was dx'd with last year. I absolutely wouldn't change a thing and while some of my ILs don't understand it, I found myself during this time and I am finally becoming the person I always was if that makes sense. I will eventually get back to work but for now I am enjoying my time.
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