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    A new job now or later?

    For the past 10 yrs I have stuck with substitute teaching. I love it! However I need a steady income. I have put off finding a full time job for the last 4 years because my dad has been battling cancer. He is still hanging on. They gave him 6 mo. last Oct.


    So here is the question. Do I get a full time job now, or do I wait until he passes...and I have the time I need to be with my mom?


    PS... I really need the money... Hubby has been work 6days a week 12 hours a day. I need to give him a brake.

    +2  Views: 384 Answers: 5 Posted: 9 years ago

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    Sorry to learn about your situation.  If financially feasible and with the consent of your husband, it would be advisable for you to work part time so that you can devote more time to take care of your father.  I am sure your father also wants you to be with him as much as possible before he goes away.  Some day when you look back you have no regret as you had done your best for him.  Hope you are able to work out a wise decision. 

    If you have the option of full time, I would do it now. Your family situation however sad should not factor in when making this very serious decision in your life. Age although not an issue for you at this time will be come an issue, believe me. The amount of time and stress that your husband is currently experiencing can't be good for him or the relationship even if things seem fine now. Hope your father is resting comfortably given his situation. I sure he wants whats best for you and the family. Good luck with whatever you decide.

    melandrupert

    Hi Ed very good answer LOL

    MAYBE A PARTTIME JOB TO ADD TO THE ONE YOU HAVE NOW.PART TIME JOBS SEEM TO BE MORE FLEXABLE.ONCE THINGS SETTLE DOWN GO FULLTIME

    I am in agreeing with what ED has said he has made some very good points about Hubby working those long hours and this really cant be good for him and You if you can get full time go for it as they say A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush and I am really pleased to hear that your Father is still with you and I am sure your Mother will undersatnd all these predicaments that have arisen good luck Jenn what ever you decide  lol

    I'd hang on to my existing until the economy recovers a bit more.  Getting a new job means the risk of getting laid off if your new employer is not doing well.  Since you're the newest, you're the first to go.


    At least what you currently have is steady, albeit smaller pay.  Like dwayne mentioned, get another job that you could ease into full-time from a part-time position.  This way you'll always have your current to fall back on.



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