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suebfg Tue 04-Jun-13 21:31:21

Since having DC, I have lost a lot of interest in my worklife. I see myself as doing a job rather than having a career and I just don't have the motivation I used to have.

Part of me just wants to take the bull by the horns and quit and do something less boring instead (and take a massive paycut). The other part of me thinks to carry on with the current job until I just can't take any more.


isitsnowingyet Tue 04-Jun-13 21:34:23

What's the job you're doing?

suebfg Tue 04-Jun-13 21:35:31

Procurement manager

isitsnowingyet Tue 04-Jun-13 21:39:52

Mmmm. Not sure if that helps. As I've no idea what that involves or whether there is a move sideways that might open up more interesting lines of work? I've always thought that job satisfaction and interest are more important than money though. I work in healthcare and find that it is challenging and interesting with no time to look at the clock to see when the shift ends.

isitsnowingyet Tue 04-Jun-13 21:40:53

Maybe try something completely different?

WidowWadman Tue 04-Jun-13 21:41:44

How about looking for a more exciting procurement job rather than ditching the whole career?

suebfg Tue 04-Jun-13 21:43:48

I'd love to work in something that I was enthused by. I love travel and studied languages at University but my language skills are rusty these days.

Catbert4pm Tue 04-Jun-13 21:50:58

I have done this.

You need to make sure you can manage financially - but I was amazed when DH calculated that my (stupid) FT job was costing us over £1,500 pm in childcare, cleaning/ironing and petrol (70 mile round trip pd). In addition to the financial side of it, me having the job/career I had did not work for us as a family (won't go into detail but it was awful). I had in fact been losing interest in my profession for some years so it was both painful and pointless. I don't miss it one bit.

However, I stopped work in December and am yet to find permanent work, although I want PT term time admin type work, so quite a narrow field. I am currently working as a casual employee in a school.

We are learning to live cheaply and I am aghast at the money/food we used to waste.

Although I am disappointed not to have found the sort of permanent job I want, I do feel I am a better wife/mother/person for changing direction and dropping things down a gear - and that is priceless.

It has given me time to become addicted to Facebook and Mumsnet, but I will tackle that in time.

I say go for it, if you can smile

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