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Flexible Work Options for Working Moms

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Working as a mom is no easy task. As well as coming up against haters, you’ll be run off your feet. But, some of us don’t have the luxury of staying home with the kids. And, some of us don’t want to. There’s nothing wrong with that.

That said, no parent wants their work to negatively impact their kids. Yet, many positions don’t offer the flexibility moms need. Salaried office positions often require hours that don’t fit with family life. That’s a subject for another day. But, it leaves many with no choice but to look for alternatives. The good news is, there are plenty out there, all of which could transform your working, and home life. No longer will you have to justify your working life, because it will allow you to care for the kids as well. It’s the best of both worlds. But, how can you achieve it?

Work remotely

A fantastic solution would be to work remotely. There are plenty of online admin jobs worth considering if you have an office background. You wouldn’t be alone in this either. An estimated 43% of Americans are now working this way. Admittedly, you will still need to put the hours in. But, you’ll have more freedom to choose when you do so. You can start early and finish in time to pick up the kids. All you need to do is let people in the office know when you won’t be around, Of course, sometimes, you’ll have no choice but to attend video conferences and such at inconvenient times. But, these will be few and far between. One thing’s sure; you’ll be in a much better position that you would be with a traditional office career.

Do your own thing

Along the same vein, you could branch out and do your own thing entirely. With the help of the internet, starting a business is easier than ever before. You could embark on a blogging journey, or even start a company from scratch. You could either jump straight in or get the qualifications beforehand. That would at least give you a better idea of how to proceed. Don’t worry about complicated admissions tests, either. You could always opt for an online mba, no gmat aacsb accreditation needed. This will be easy to apply for and is 100% online. As such, you’ll have no trouble studying and being a mom at the same time. In fact, it’ll be good training for the real thing.

Shift work

If you don’t fancy taking responsibility for your working hours, you could always opt for shift work. Offered in positions such as retail, this can be a fantastically flexible option for moms. In fact, employers like Walmart pride themselves on their flexible hours. By only agreeing to a shift pattern which suits your life, you can ensure you’ll be able to drop off and pick up your kids on time. Plus, you can ensure your evenings are free to spend time with the family.

 

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