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Part time to full time??

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BunmbleBee, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. BunmbleBee

    BunmbleBee New commenter

    Hi all,
    I currently work part time - 3 days per week as a SENCo. I spend 45 minutes travelling to and from work. Although I am not in work for 2 days, I find myself working every evening to get things done!

    I have two children, 3 and 6. I love taking them and picking them up from school on my two days

    My dilemma - I am not happy in my job and have seen a job advertised which is literally 5 minutes from home but it is full time!

    I am worried about the impact this may have on my own kids. But do the positive out way the negatives??

    Please share opinions / own experiences. I don't want to make the wrong choice to regret it!

    Thanks in advance
  2. Noja

    Noja Senior commenter

    I found full time easier than part time as I wasn't missing things and chasing my tail. I would go for being nearer home, if only to be nearer to the children (for parents evenings and taxi driving to parties etc)
  3. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    i am in a similar position and looking to find a good full time post nearer to home.
  4. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    I have often found that part-time colleagues , proportionally, put in more hours - because they have it available if they're not careful. As a full timer you often get to 'that'll have to do' moments because there is no additional morning to fit in extra.

    That said, mine were a little older than yours when I went back to full time. I did have good family child-care support and I did miss the odd event - assesmblies etc - though I had a very understanding Head who was flexible about the important ones.

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