When Working Part-Time Is The Best Option.

Working Part-time


Having a full-time job may give you a feeling of being financially secure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best thing for you.

Often people do not work part-time because they are afraid of the unknown. They feel they will not know how to live on less pay, and so continue struggling with full-time work, hence expose themselves to a great deal of stress which is really unnecessary.


Reasons for Working Part Time
1. If you are thinking of starting a business, it is always
advisable to start out small. You might choose to launch your business while you work on a part-time basis.
As it grows, you can afford to resign and give it your full attention. You will have both time to work on your business, and some money to pay your bills.

2. Mothers with preschool children sometimes work part-time
to give them more time to be involved with their young ones. Mothers can avoid conflict between family expectations and work, as they will be able to work fewer hours and still contribute to the family budget.

3. If you have a stressful job that is making you lose sleep,
before you quit completely, you could cut down to part-time (if that is an option) while you look for another job.
Taking a break from a stressful job and only going to the office a few hours a week can be quite a relief.
This is also true for nurses and other health workers.

4. You also might plan to work part-time when planning to go
back to college or taking on other studies. You will need the extra time for your classes, and to do your assignments.
Working part-time has its disadvantages though.


Disadvantages of Working Part Time

  •  When your employer is downsizing, you will probably be the first to leave.
  •  Even though you are paid for only 20 or 24 hours a week, some employers may expect 40 hours worth of work.
  •  You may lose some important benefits like health insurance.
  •  You may not be considered for any promotion.
  •  Your employer may not support some of your ideas as you may be given less attention.


Most people who work part-time tend to be highly motivated because they are not in the work place every day.
They have the best of both worlds. (Working and having more time)
In my opinion, more people should consider the option of working part-time.

I would like to hear your thoughts about working part-time.

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  1. Hi, just wanted to tell you, I enjoyed this article. It was practical. Keep on posting!

    • Joyce says:

      I’m happy you liked it.

  2. Sheena says:

    Hello Joyce, your articles have been very helpful to me. I am a foreign nurse, though I never planned to work after marriage, I have to get back to practice ( because of my husband lost his job). But I am very scared , how am I going to get any job, am I going to be able to get job? I have no idea how system works here, is there any orientation program for foreign nurses? Please if you could help me, I will be very thankful to you.

    • Joyce says:

      Dear Sheena,
      Thank you for your question. I was in your position 10 years ago. Being a foreign nurse can be challenging when you want to get a job. The place to begin with is your states board of nursing. You can look up their website online.
      They will refer you to the credentialing organization for foreign trained nurses which is CGFNS.org This site will give you information about evaluation services, programs offered and getting your licence.
      Good luck and keep me informed on your progress.