Career change? What offers flexible hours?
Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:04 AM
I've been thinking alot about the future and the fact that when we have children, I want to be a stay at home mom. We also will own our own business when Matt takes over his Dad's hair salon. Our plans for then would be for me to take over the business side of it. But that's in the future, probably 5+ years.
We will probably have children before that time, so I've really been thinking about things that I can change now in preperation for that time. I work over 1.5 hours away from where we live (we also live within about 10-15 minutes of the salon, so moving closer to my work isn't really an option), so when we have kids, I don't want to have to return to this job so far away. Plus I kinda hate my job.
I am looking for career options that offer flexible hours but still make ok money. My mom suggested court stenography. I am a pretty good typer, so that's a possibilty, but it made me wonder what other options there are. Anyone have any ideas? I wouldn't be opposed to going to school for it either, as long as it wasn't for years. I kinda want to make a change soon. I am open to hear any ideas that anyone has.
Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:42 AM
I see you live in Telford, i lived in Hatfield last year and the FI went to Mont Co. they have both dental hygienist and radiologic technologists and i think a couple more medical fields that would all take about 2 years
Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:50 AM
Like the reason my mom was telling me about court stenography was because her friend daughter does it, and she just makes appts with lawyers and whoever and does depositions and whatno. So she doesn't have official work hours, just makes appts as needed.
I realize this might be a far fetched "want" to have in my career, but was just wondering if someone knew of other things similar to it.
Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:15 AM
Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:27 AM
It may not be the most exciting but it does provide some flexibility, and the ability to deduct expenses against that income!! Writing off part of your home and paying less tax is always awesome. Also if you have several clients, it provides some variety.
Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:29 AM
And Allaballa - I am SO not a people person, so I think being in sales would conflict with my personality and I'd be miserable. It's actually something my husband would be really good at probably, but I'd be the worst real estate agent ever! hahahaa.
Thanks girls, keep the ideas coming!
Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:00 AM
But I think Lori's option sounds perfect actually. I like the idea of being a consultant-type and taking on jobs whenever you want/need. You should totally look into that!
Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:11 AM
Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:40 PM
Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:07 PM
It's not selling things, but you have to be good at taking a neutral stance, listening to both sides, following rules, and not getting your own emotions involved. You deal with upset people a lot, so it's not for everyone.
I like the consultant-bookkeepper idea the best! But the hooked idea would be my second choice.
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