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Buying and selling a 9-to-5 job for versatile work is a tantalizing notion for a lot of staff who maintain conventional jobs. For working dad and mom specifically, the objective might heart on persevering with their careers, whereas having the liberty to spend high quality time with household.
After we heard from FlexJobs member Ginger C., the main focus of this week’s FlexJobs success story, she voiced what many different job seekers have informed us earlier than. Specifically, a versatile job, somewhat than the standard place she already had, could be a greater match for her rising household.
Ginger’s seek for work flexibility led her to FlexJobs and a part-time, distant place as an adverts rater at Lionbridge, a world firm providing language companies and scalable advertising sources. The shift has been a optimistic change for Ginger, and for her household, as she informed us in response to questions we ask FlexJobs’ profitable members.
Ginger was removed from sad in her earlier job, however life modifications shifted her perspective. “I used to be working a typical 9-to-5 workplace job that I beloved,” she wrote. “I had my daughter and continued to work. We had our son and whereas I beloved my job, the time constraints with my husband’s profession and mine made it unattainable to spend any time collectively.”
Though the professionals and cons of working from residence could be a dilemma for some job seekers, Ginger and her household have been able to make the change. “We determined it might be finest for our household [and] for me to discover a extra versatile job that might enable us to spend high quality time collectively,” she mentioned.
Now that Ginger’s ditched the 9-to-5, she’s discovered significantly better home-career steadiness working remotely. “I’m now capable of make my very own schedule and spend extra time with my household,” she unhappy. “I’m able to proceed to contribute financially to my household and on the similar time be there for the essential milestones with my kids.”
Working from residence has made an enormous optimistic influence on her household’s life, Ginger mentioned. “I’m now capable of take my youngsters to the park on Tuesday morning whereas nonetheless with the ability to contribute financially to my household,” she wrote “I by no means wished to be a stay-at-home mother however having versatile work permits me to have the very best of each worlds!”
Earlier than she started working from residence, Ginger mentioned she thought distant work could be a short lived repair, however her views modified after she found the vary of versatile jobs obtainable. “I left the corporate I labored for with the mindset that I might work part-time from residence till they have been at school after which I might return to work full-time with the identical firm,” she mentioned.
“Now that I do know what’s on the market, I’m very keen on exploring full-time versatile choices when I’m prepared to return to work full-time.”
To discover a job that met her necessities, Ginger made positive to analysis corporations to search out potential employers that might be a great match. “FlexJobs helped me to discover a versatile place that labored completely with my household’s wants,” she concluded.
It’s additionally labored out properly together with her husband’s profession. “My husband travels together with his job and my versatile place has allowed me to proceed to contribute to my household financially whereas nonetheless with the ability to spend time with my household whereas my husband is residence,” Ginger mentioned. “It has additionally allowed me to journey with him as I can work whereas touring simply the identical.”
On the fence a couple of FlexJobs membership? Right here’s inspirational recommendation from Ginger: “Do it,” she wrote. “The [one-] 12 months membership was price each penny I paid. Inside two months I discovered a place that match my wants completely. The membership paid for itself inside just a few hours!”
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