A common complaint about working part-time is that employers
assume youre no longer serious about advancing your
career and will take you out of the running for promotions
and raises. If you want to work part-time but dont want
to sacrifice your career, theres another option--job
sharing. Job sharing is an arrangement where two part-time
people do the work of one full-time position. Job duties,
pay, and benefits are shared on a prorated basis.
The benefits of job sharing include:
- Maintaining your job skills.
- Remaining eligible for advancement.
- Preserving your job status.
- Reducing the overload that sometimes accompanies part-time
However, there are pitfalls. First, with any part-time position,
out-of-sight can be out-of-mind.
Second, finding the right job-sharing
partner can be difficult.
Fortunately, if you address these problems, job sharing can
benefit both you and your employer. You and your partner keep
working with the added flexibility you need, while your employer
benefits from two individuals input and, not uncommonly,
more thorough work.