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An objective view on this if you please...

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greeneone12 Fri 09-Sep-11 17:59:28

So a really ideal job has come up for me. 3 days a week, good location, flexible hours, nice people. Problem is that when I deduct travel and childcare I will be working for £370 a month. Why am I doubting weather to go back? That will pay for our food shop each month and give myself and DD valueable time apart - I know it will do her good a few days away from me. Something is stopping me!

greeneone12 Fri 09-Sep-11 17:59:54


An0therName Fri 09-Sep-11 19:54:51

that not that bad - how old is your DD - when she is in pre-school/school childcare cost will come down - probably just nerves stopping you?

greeneone12 Fri 09-Sep-11 21:15:39

She is 10 months and hope to go back when she is 1 year old. I think I am anxious as she is still on 2 day feeds and won't take a bottle of milk or cup. Just water.

An0therName Fri 09-Sep-11 21:34:29

that will be fine - my DCs at that age didn't have milk in the day when I wasn't there -was working part time - they were fine - and my DS2 happliy BF when I was there -

chutneypig Sat 10-Sep-11 07:37:17

I think it sounds like an excellent opportunity. As An0ther said when free hours kick in that will make a difference and for now I'd say that money was worth it as well as keeping you well positioned in the work place. Three days a week is a good balance and I think she'll settle on the drinking when she's there.

Any change is bound to make you unsettled for a bit and wonder whether the whole thing is a good idea.

hairylights Sat 10-Sep-11 11:56:46

Go for it.

nelliesue Sat 10-Sep-11 13:02:34

Go for it!

I turned something similar down about a month ago and although I would have been losing about that amount every month I seriously regret it. It is very hard to find anything worthwhile with flexible hours. Things will get a lot easier over time.

TrillianAstra Sat 10-Sep-11 13:10:16

I will be working for £370 a month

Plus National Insurance contributions, pension contributions (?), keeping your skills up to date.

lollystix Sat 10-Sep-11 22:28:38

Do it - I work 4 days for about £300 after childcare of my 3 ds's. I am killing myself and 3 days would be lovely so v jealous of that but I do it for my sanity and my longer term prospects re pension, cv etc. Big gap out of work idea scares me.

CBStacey Sun 11-Sep-11 15:13:56

you can get increased child tax credits to help with the cost of childcare, and it makes a huge difference to the money at the end of the month

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