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Old 01-29-2013, 03:47 PM   #141
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I would. Now, anyhow because I was forced to take a new position doing what I don't love. It was work I used to do and am great at it but not my love. I was doing what I love to do and would not have considered staying home. Things are different now. Just not as motivated anymore. In fact I'm dreading going back....I'm due back in a couple of weeks....

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:39 PM   #142
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Re: If you could quit, would you?

We are due in September, I'm planning on staying home after the baby is due to start a business. I'm pretty nervous about it especially because I've always worked everyday since I was old enough to work. So I'm 50/50 on this subject
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:56 AM   #143
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No way, I love my job and the people i work with, and I am the primary earner. That said, it's only in the last six months that is have had a full time out of the house schedule - I used to teach at a university and while it was stressful and underpaid, I had a lot more time with my kids. If I could work from home a couple days a week that would be amazing. Maybe eventually I will try to make that fly, but for now DH is home with the kids and working part time, so they aren't in dc 60 hrs a week, but I miss the flexibility of my day. I wouldn't give up my job though - I have a great job. I am a cultural anthropologist.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:33 AM   #144
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Re: If you could quit, would you?

Nope, I think I would keep working. HOWEVER, I would probably work like 2 half days or something like that instead of how much I am currently working! I work as a counselor.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #145
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With dd2 being only 3 weeks I would love to stay home until she is 18 months. But then would probably work for myself and set my own hours. I am a CPA specializing in high net worth individuals.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:45 AM   #146
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No. I would keep working full time. But I also have more job flexibility than most people and usually only go to the office 3 days a week and work from home the other two. I am a sociology professor and love my job, students, teaching, university, etc.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:02 PM   #147
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Honestly, yes. I enjoy my job, I enjoy being out of the home a few hours a day. But if it was realistic for me to quit, I would. I would like to work part time, or 3 days a week. Being away from my DD as much as i am is difficult for me. I would also love to spend more time writing, perhaps build that into a career.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:12 AM   #148
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I'm quitting this year. I'm a teacher. I like teaching, I like being a mother, but I can't do them together. It's impossible for my family.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:27 AM   #149
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Re: If you could quit, would you?

A year ago I would have said no. The two older ones were getting older and they were goign to be it but in the last year my job has gone down hill and we had another baby. I am expecting our facility will be shut down in the next two years. I am bored out of my mind and really don't have any desire to go to work. However to find another job with the same hours (home by 3pm)/benifits (empolyer paid family insurance)/time off (8 weeks off each year) would be really hard

If DH came home with a big fat raise that was enough to cover my salary and insurance through his work (which sucks) and that we can keep the same life style (comfortable and don't have to stress about money) then yes I would.
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I don't think I could. I really love my job as a designer, and I worked to hard to get where I'm at. In a perfect world, I'd work part-time (24 to 35 hours rather than 45).
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