our youngest child starts school full time onw ednesday so i am finally able to work for the past year i have worked really hard at a computer course and i have gained my certificate but am just a few steps away from a diploma. dh has just started a new job with monthly pay and admittedly we are struggling with making the money stretch being paid monthly. now heres the AIBU part, dh wants me to leave my diploma and go to work coz if i get paid weekly it will help our finances, i appreciate this but why should i have to give up something i worked hard for? we had our first child when we where only 16 but i never stood in the way of him training. i think i feel like hes trying to control me, and i willnot be controlled by -anyone- so what do you think? AIBU?
the diploma is 5 modules, 5 exams, i have done 4 modules and 3 exams, so only 1 module and 2 exams to go, it is only on a wednesday morning and i would be perfectly happy to work around that, but i cant exactly go for a job interview and tell them i cant workw ednesday mornings can i? it wont take long for me to finish probably only a month or 2 if i work very hard.
also i really need as many quals as i can get, because i got pregnant at 16 and chose to be a full time mum i dont really have any work experiance, so i have worked hard doing courses and studying to get the job i want whilst dd has been in playschool
exactly lulu, i would get SO much more interest from potential employers if i have a diploma. i feel quite angry with dh over this, tbh hes not normally the unreasonable type, but hes outdone himself on this, i feel like he doesnt care if i get a good career so long as i am bringing in some money, i have thrown myself into being a good mum for the past 9 years and have been looking forward to making something of myself once the children are in school
no more than a couple of months custy 3andnomore, not that there is anything wrong in working in a supermarket, but that wouldnt be for me really, not unless you mean working there untill my diploma is finished then look for a job i want? i would happily do this, but its just if they would accomadate my times
The Open Uni are excellent for fitting in with your life.
Or like everyone else says, cant you do some part time work (in the evenings or something) until you have your diploma. Maybe work from home or get involved in market research. I used to do mystery shopping and loved it!
3andnomore, for some people im sure monthly pay is fine, but we just CANNOT seem to budget and end up skint after a fortnight. thanks for the suggestions, they do sound very do-able, what is temping though? (i aint the shapest tool in the box ) so its decided, i will continue my diploma and try and get supermarket/cleaning work whilst i finish it
yes not a bad idea 3andnomore, will defo have to look into something like that, it justs eems i have sooooo many bills and by the time ive paid them all and got some food in theres nowhere near enough to get through the month it seems that when we got paid monthly we didnt struggle hardly, sounds impoosible i know, giving that the income is thesame, but thats how it seemed
we are rubbish with budgeting, but opening a Bills account really seems to help...because we know where we stand....all our bills are by direct debit , and a lot always had different paydays...which made it impossible at tiems to know how much you actually got...but now it doesn't matter....indeed, we now even manage to safe a small amount...by overpaying into the bill account...
Then split your monthly income into weekly; if the amount is the same, then it should work?
Or add up how much you spend per week and transfer that into another account to wait for bills-day then use the rest on whatever you need through the month; other than food and petrol/travel, is there that much per week you need regularly; how often do you need to buy clothes etc?
What I mean is - does it just SEEM harder because you get £400 instead of 4 amounts of £100 for example... so to break the lump down will help?
thanks girls for all your suggestions, will sit down tomorrow and write down EVERYTHING that goes out and what comes in, and see if i can open a seperate account, also will try and split the money into 4 weeks (will take strong willpower )