Friday, 8 July 2011, Day 227/365.
Since I’ve been back at work I’ve worked every second Friday until mid-afternoon. It’s a bit of a shock to the system because I’ve had Fridays off for so long. Therefore Thursday nights just aren’t the same any more.
It’s not like I stay up really late if I’m not working the next day but it’s not something I relish and it’s made me realise that my work-life balance means a heck of a lot to me. It means that there’s lots of jobs I won’t be able to take, or be offered, because I don’t want to work full-time any more.
I’m only doing the odd Friday because I’ve not worked for a few months and because I’m casual so it’s a bit of extra money in the bank for days I have to take off sick or whatever.
Having said that, it’s school holidays at the moment and I’m not working either of the two Fridays during this period.
I’m very lucky that I’ve got this flexibility. May it continue!
You are very lucky Jen…and I hope it continues for you too. After being out of the work force for quite some time….I could never do full-time work again. I like working from home in my part-time capacity. I don’t know how I did it full-time for all those years.