Part-Time or Contract Work
If youre interested in remaining with your company
but dont want to pursue flexible
scheduling or job sharing,
consider part-time work or contracting.
The advantages are obvious: you get to stay in the job you
(hopefully) enjoy, working with people you (hopefully) like.
The biggest drawback to part-time work is that reducing your
work hours also reduces your responsibility and pay. Sometimes,
it may even mean you lose your health insurance, stock options,
or other benefits, so check your companys guidelines
before you agree to a cut in work hours.
Unfortunately, moving from a full-time to part-time position
doesnt guarantee that your workload is adjusted accordingly.
If you suddenly reduce your work hours, its likely that
everyone--your manager included--will expect you to assume
the same job duties, getting everything done in fewer hours.
The solution is to set clear boundaries before you implement
your plan. Sit down with your manager and discuss your job
responsibilities and which ones youll need to relinquish.
And when someone asks you to take care of something outside
of your new job description, say no (tactfully). Otherwise,
youll soon find yourself with your old job, without
your old pay.
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