Almost a year ago i started a job that I have always wanted-as a Case Manager. I had hoped for part time but they only had a temporary fulltime (for 1 year) then I woud have the option to take a full time, partime or casual posting.
I have never worked fulltime before this. I had to put my kids in a before and after school program (they are now 11 and 9). The program is $1200 a month for both kids.
Now, I must say I have found working fulltime to be VERY busy.
My point-I can continue and take a permanent fulltime posting now. Or I can switch to casual status which means I am not guaranteed any hours. I give them my availability and they book me if they need me. However it is well known that there is no shortage of hours. Casual staff can choose their own hours basically.
So, I could do casual, take the kids out of the program and work only while they are in school. So I could work 0930-1430. I could pick up one weekend a month and still make the same money as I would fulltime. However, there are not guarantees. Plus, then I would no longer have my own desk, I would have to set up my laptop at someone else's vacant desk.
At any point there I could take another posting if it wasnt working out.