I posted recently about a poor performance review I got at work, and got some great advice so wanted to see what you would do with this situation:
I work 3 mornings per week and get paid £120, about a third goes in tax and national insurance (2nd job so basic rate tax), £45 in childcare - more in school holidays, and about £10 in petrol which only leaves me about £25 at the most each week.
I've put up with this because in September dd2 will get a free nursery place, (if they're still around by that time) and I was told I would get a bonus of up to £1000 at Xmas. Following crappy review, my bonus was only £250, which after tax will be about £175. So still only averaging £28 per week.
Would you stay working at this job? I miss my dds so much, but do like going to work and it should start to pay when dd1 is at school. I don't feel I can ask for a pay rise after the performance review.
i think you have to look at this long term. if your life would be better in the long run (NI contributions being paid, recent references when you get another job, etc) then stick with it... i don't think you can take a short term view on these things.