I worked full time in an office in a professional role until I became a Mum. Then I took a year's maternity leave on the basis that I returned full time. After three months I started doing some work from home and going into the office one day a week.
In April I'm due to go back full time but I've decided that I don't want to as I really love spending time with my baby and feel I would really miss out on too much if I did. My husband has said I don't have to go back and we'll make ends meet on his salary.
The dilemma is that I have had an offer of a part time job - they are happy to have me there only two full days BUT it is only a temporary position for six months to fill in during someone's maternity leave. They may be able to offer me work after that but its not certain. They want me to start next month so I'll be working there till the end of May.
So, do I take the leap and accept the part time job knowing that it will end in May (I'm a pessimist so I can't rely on it extending) OR do I carry on working part time at my current job till April and then talk to them about staying part time? If they don't agree I can quit that job and all I've lost is two months work (April and May) but I have to find another job at that point!!
Any ideas and opinions? My husband is away for work for a few days so I can't talk to him about it and I know its going to keep me awake all night!!!
Mum to Caitlin & Owain