Saturday, April 19, 2008

Working part time out of economic necessity........

I have a great job and great pay. My wife has a nice job but do not pay that well since it is a small non-profit organization. She loves working there and she wishes the non-profit organization gets more revenue so she can be paid more. She donates more of her time there than she gets paid.

Last night, my wife and I were talking about getting part time jobs temporarily until things are better financially for both of us. My wife will talking to the people of the organization and letting them know that she will have to get another part time job in order to get more money.

The key problem is that my wife and I work in different schedules. I work during the day, Mondays through Fridays while my wife works in the evenings Mondays through Thursdays and all day saturday. We have an adult child who lives with us who is disabled and even though she can be left alone at times but we cannot leave her alone all the time. One of us have to be home and it will be harder for us to find a part-time job when we have schedule conflicts.

Nowadays, we have to make ends meet because of the expenses are going up and our pay checks remains the same. We are still paying our old medical bills that the insurance did not cover.

Do you know what? I noticed that there are more "part time" jobs available than "full time". Why? Part-time employees are cheaper because there are very little over-head costs like benefits.

With MS, I perfer NOT to work another job but sometimes, I don't really have a choice.

This weekend will be deep thinking for me and my family. I will probably be online searching around for what are out there for me.


whimsical brainpan said...

I'm so sorry your family has to resort to this. Things have gotten so tough lately with the skyrocketing gas and food prices.

Nancie said...

I am praying for you and family, Jim. May God provide for your family in His many wonderful ways. Take care and have a blessed week.