Jobs < 36 hrs. Per Week w/ Full Benefits?

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  1. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    My current job is essentially Mon-Thurs. Friday consists of admin from home, but admin usually only takes about an hour to do, and there might be the occasional quick conference call. Just have to be available via Skype, but 99% I get about 1 Skype message a month on Fridays. Last Friday I played Madden for like 7 hours.
     
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  2. mkadl

    mkadl Well-Known Member

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    My wife has worked 36 hours a week for 30 years full benefits. Raising our kids was a easier on us than most families with two wage earners. Her retirement has suffered but hey, money isn't everything. Just live within your means and save what you can.
     
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  3. Sousaclone

    Sousaclone Active Member

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    At times I think I'm in the wrong industry. I'd kill just to have a 50 hr work week. Stupid construction industry.
     
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  4. skibumspe

    skibumspe Active Member

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    Not a DSM option but if the timing is right (OP or others), there's an unbelievable world out there providing great opportunities given the right circumstances & qualifications.

    My last university gig in Korea included:
    • Unbelievable (socialized) medical - ~$50/month deducted from salary;
    • Retirement + severance (regardless of years w/school) - amount varied;
    • Free furnished housing or allowance - free=only utilities, allowance=$350-600/month;
    • 12-15 teaching hours/week - 3 or 4 days;
    • Summer/Winter options but not required - generous pay beyond regular salary;
    • Extra hours/pay available during the semester but not required;
    • ~$45,000 (no extra classes) - expenses (utilities, phone, transport) under $100.
    • FOUR MONTHS PAID VACATION!!
    South Korea also has:
    • Absolutely amazing, inexpensive, & convenient public transportation (some schools offer transportation or an allowance for this, too);
    • Lovely people, great food, good outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, water, etc.);
    • Inexpensive flights across Asia/SE Asia & phenomenal customer service;
    • Educators are valued as an integral part of economic & social development.

    Vietnam for two years (crazy money but stupid long hours) & now Cambodia making less money but enjoying a very different experience.

    Planning to head back to SK in the next couple years to complete my Doctorate in Ed....for less than $10k while also working 'full-time'!

    I understand it isn't a viable option for everyone but definitely worth looking into. I have friends & family living across the globe working (short & long term) in various fields.
     
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  5. jereseib

    jereseib Well-Known Member

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    The auto dealership I work for considers 30 hours a week full time, so you get full benefits at 30 hours per week.
     
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  6. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

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    My wife works at DST (now SS&C) here in KC and she works with several part-time (32-34 hours) people that get benefits. They range from programming to client support. I'd be a little surprised if there aren't some financial companies in Des Moines that offer similar options.
     
  7. Cyclone06

    Cyclone06 Well-Known Member

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    Hy-vee
     
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  8. OPButtrey

    OPButtrey Active Member

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    I knew someone who was a programmer but worked on the side selling cars at CarMax. He ended up quiting the programming job and going full-time at CM.
     

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