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Does anyone not currently in school work part time?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by merkur, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. merkur

    merkur Senior member

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    One thing is to consider is whether you'll get benefits or not like health insurance.
     
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    Does the job teach you new skills or have a better title than your current FT?

    I'll start with saying my voice may be a minority opinion, and I'm OK with that...
    Honestly, if you can make similar or higher income for working less time why the hell wouldn't you???
    Any person who thinks about it logically would realize that it is working efficiently to earn rescources, NOT necessarily harder, longer.

    Free time is one of the most valuable assets you can have in this modern world IMO. Money without time to enjoy properly enjoy it is a waste, nor do shiny things money is blown on really add much meaning to it.

    I think American work culture should shift away from the fallacy idea that if your not chained to a desk for 40-80 hrs slaving away you're not productive, worth less, ect. So much time is wasted in pointless meetings, and drudgery of inefficiency, that could likely be much more efficient if people were paid for the job done. A 40 hour work day might be made working more efficient down to 30. But yet, it is the de rigueur to be "first one in, last one out". You're tagged as lazy if you're not doing it. Might be better off to act busy to fill in the gaps like your other office drones. It's almost as if work culture holds it against you for being efficient instead of rewards. Self-made businesses are different.

    Most people don't realize that work is intended to gain resources to do what you enjoy. However, modern work culture instead tries to tell people that their self-worth and identity should be tied to the job they have and how much money they're making. I think that's sad. Gone are holidays, paid time off, sick leave and a general flexibility of employment. If you're not working harder and longer, you're no good. This is why ass kissers tend to get much further.

    Work is important as a way to means, not means to the end. Too many people get that one backwards.

    If you can have a comfortable life with less hours, why fk not? I think more opportunities should be given to those who'd like to work less.
     
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    No where on my resume have I ever put if a job was part time or full time. I don't think it really matters as no one will never know unless you tell them.
     
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    +1.
    Mo $$ mo $$!
     
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    how many hours per week do you qualify as part-time?
     
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    in that case, +1.
    However, I usually do such hrs over five days, not four.
     
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    I used to work multiple part-time jobs. Oddly enough I was able to work two jobs at three days a week and it was significantly less fatiguing than each one at 5 days. I rather enjoyed the double wage packet and the significant variety that it delivered.
     
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    How old are you? Honestly I'd go with 2, same salary for 1/2 the work I'd spend the rest of the time working on other stuff, or plan and save to open my own firm.
     
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    do you have other ambitions that require a lot of time? (i.e. writing, performing, etc). If so, I would go with 2
     
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    If you think you'll be a partner, and a good one, and it's what you really want to do, then 1.

    Otherwise, 2-- and use the extra hours to stay alert and look for alternatives.

    This assuming that the jobs are equally good in terms of colleagues, content, etc. And is Option 2 some incredibly expendable part of the firm that's offering it?
     
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    i work UPS part time, 4 hours a day, 3;30am till 8:30 am , job sucks but pays well and full benefits and ahhhhh your done work at 8:30 am
     
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    i work UPS part time, 4 hours a day, 3;30am till 8:30 am , job sucks but pays well and full benefits and ahhhhh your done work at 8:30 am
     
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    for me this is a no brainer for #2. You don't have to put on your resume that it was 30 hrs/week, and you get 3 day weekends every week. I'd love a schedule like that. I get 3 day weekends every other week, but it still works out to 80 hours per two weeks.
     

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