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(22 Posts)
Snog Sat 14-Sep-13 19:36:45

is this your family, and would you like a new topic for this?

CMOTDibbler Sat 14-Sep-13 19:38:02

Yes, no smile

flatmum Sat 14-Sep-13 19:38:10

yes, why not?

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 14-Sep-13 19:41:22

Yes, no thanks!

Passmethecrisps Sat 14-Sep-13 19:43:54

Yes. No thank you.

Snog Sat 14-Sep-13 20:02:00

whats your experience? do you have one parent working at home or both working outside if the home?
what are the advantages for your family and what do you find difficult?

noisytoys Sat 14-Sep-13 20:09:29

Yes, there's already a million threads on this. Marking place on thread a million and one wink

Snog Mon 16-Sep-13 19:45:53

Jeepers how did I miss all that?
Must be working too hard wink

iwillbrushmyteethbefore10am Wed 25-Sep-13 17:46:09

Yes and I still don't understand the phrase - you're lucky I couldn't afford to work full time? - as I personally can't afford to work part time! - I'm prepared to get slated! grin

Snog Wed 25-Sep-13 20:36:05

its a childcare thing alrhough quite shortsighted as over the longterm usually best to keep working full time

78bunion Thu 26-Sep-13 11:43:04

It is more common than not as works best for families, children and women.

iwillbrushmyteethbefore10am Thu 26-Sep-13 17:08:05

Snog - but why am I lucky? If no childcare costs I could work one day a week and spend quality time with DD. As it is, one day work = one day childcare to pay for, so two days work. Two days work= two days childcare so three days work etc. before you know it, it's 5 days and no quality time, I don't understand why it's lucky? Sorry to be a bit dim blush

Snog Thu 26-Sep-13 20:22:34

i assume people who say this earn less than they need to pay for childcare because either their hourly rate isnt particularly high or they have lots of kids

jasminerose Thu 26-Sep-13 20:25:03

If you earn a lower amount its much easier to work snog

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 26-Sep-13 20:27:17

yes and no from me too

LittlemissBT Thu 26-Sep-13 20:38:05

But if your wage is low, how can you afford to give up working?

78bunion Fri 27-Sep-13 07:33:42

Our full time childcare cost was 50% of each of our net salaries at the start I.e. one of us worked for nothing - both on the same salary then) but we knew we could work hard, take on second jobs (which we did - some evenings and weekends) and move up career ladders so it did work out for the best that we both kept working full time.

Snog Fri 27-Sep-13 21:10:41

jasmine rose surely if you earn less than the cost of childcare this isnt as easy as if you earn more than the cost of childcare?

Tweet2tweet Sat 28-Sep-13 18:59:22

I'd like to get to know others where both parents work FT. I feel like the only one out there sometimes, everyone else around me works adjusted hours.

78bunion Sun 29-Sep-13 16:43:57

Perhaps they are just happy so do not post about issues on line or perhaps they are just busy. They are certainly out there and in some ways it works best as neither is losing income or sacrificing career and the difficult stage with little children is soon over and things get even easier.

Tasmania Sun 29-Sep-13 23:37:30

Short-term would be better to give up work.

Long-term would be better to work full-time.

Careers are akin to an investment. It accumulates over time. I you take time out, it would be like taking money out of a growing and income-paying investment scheme, and putting it under your mattress. Five years later, you won't just have lost the potential growth or income (i.e. promotions and salary increases), but also lost to inflation (competitors who are now at YOUR level, but are younger with no commitments).

78bunion Mon 30-Sep-13 10:51:21

..and the house might burn down and you lose what was under the mattress (career equivalent you never work again except at minimum wage jobs).

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