Posted in Education, Working Parents

To go back to work or not

Anonymous

I am currently about to start (pre reqs) nursing school and I’m a sahm. Recently I received a job offer that pays decent but 10:30am-7pm which I really have to work around with class schedule. I can do it so I might take an online class and a very early class or go on Saturday as well. Pro of going back to work: making my own money Con: conflicts with class and I’ll be away from the my babies (18 month and 7 month) and hard time finding baby sitting. What would you do? I just can’t decide. I miss making my own money and it’ll mean we can do more and buy more and even save. But I’ll hate not being there for my kids I’ll only see them 2-3 hrs a day (awake).

  • Anonymous
    Aug 19

    I just finished my pre reqs for the nursing program. I work, but I just notified my job that during school, 30 hours a week is my max. It may be nice to make your own money, but the way I see it is the degree is more important. Once I finish college and get a job in my field I'll be better off, so if I have to sacrifice the job now then so be it. I also know that for me, I could not do barely seeing my child. If the job is 10:30 to 7, when are you supposed to do that? Say you do an 8am that ends at 9:15. You get home at 9:30 maybe. You're home for a half an hour to 45 min before you're back out the door to go to work. And then you get home from work at 7:15-7:30 ish. Depending on bed time, you may only have an hour tops with the kids. And in that time at home, are you focused 100% on them, or are you taking care of yourself? And if you're taking online classes, you'll be up doing school work and studying. I would really think it through because you're leaving yourself with very little time to take care of yourself and the potential to burn out is high. Plus, is it a job you want to keep? Once you finish your pre reqs and enter the nursing program , there are long days with clinicals and unless the hours for the job changed, you wouldn't be able to do the nursing classes and go to work.

  • Anonymous
    Aug 19

    Thank you! I decided to decline the offer. It sucks but it’ll be worth having more time to study and be with my babies. I’ll make the money once I’m done 😁