Augustus wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Personally I think it would be preferable to work full time for a few months, then take the rest of the year off.
From my experience doing both (for several years each), it is far more preferable to work full time for a short stretch of time than part-time year round. What's the use of having six weeks vacation and only working three days a week when you can never use the vacation because your boss is a jerk who hates part-timers?
More part-time problems:
-The employer deciding that they can choose *any* of the 24hours/7 days to place your work. Changing by week, or even day sometime. I quit one job when I was not allowed to say I had two set days off a week. Seriously. And they were surprised.
-Not fitting in with everyone else and getting picked on, intentionally or not (this happens less with full time occasional - I think people's minds fill in that you're always working like everyone else, just someplace else.)
- I personally have a hard time switching gears. My forty hours in a row are more productive than forty hours spread over two weeks.
- Stuck in one location to keep costs down since traveling weekly is expensive and wasteful in time, money, and mental stress.
But I hate others having control over me, so perhaps these are more issues for me than they would be for others.