Today, I am being forced to make a pretty big career decision, and I'm am torn between the two options. Either way I decide, I'm not 100% confident with my decision.
40+ hours of work a week with an unflexible schedule (except for a few days off I've already demanded for weddings and house guests)
nearly guarenteed to have my "own classroom" again next year
stress about care of the pups
completely set my own schedule by continuing subbing, which I actually do enjoy
a little less money made overall, but working way fewer hours
still a contender for my own classroom next year, I just risk the chance that the person they hire instead would also be qualified and they would rather go with him/her since he/she has been there
Now before I sound like a complete baby, I have no problem with working 40 hours a week, and working 9:30-5:30. However, CAhusband and I did not view this as even being an option until next fall. We've gotten very accustomed to my flexible hours and smaller, yet workable income for this year, and have loved how it's allowed us to get settled in this new area, take care of the dogs, entertain visitors, etc. I fully intend to work 40 hours a week again next year, and if I'm able to get a full-time, big girl job with a salary we will be able to afford doggy day care for the dogs.
So now, what's a girl to do? I have to make a decision by tomorrow morning, and literally have no clue what to do.
For those of you who are new to CAwife, and might not know my entire job situation:
I was an elementary school teacher in Indiana. Since moving here, I have resorted to subbing and working a few hours a work at JCrew for an income. Although not ideal, I am enjoying what I'm currently doing for the most part. I do however long to have my own classroom again.
THOUGHTS? I need major guidance! Even if you don't know me that well, tell me what you would do!