Although many businesses have returned to the office after working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic,, it can still be tough to juggle your family life with your career. There’s finding childcare when you can’t be home, allocating time to make it to sports games and extracurricular events, and deciding if part-time or full-time is right for you. It’s important to note that there are no wrong answers here: what’s right for you and your family is unique to you. But here are a few options to consider!
With people returning to more traditional work arrangements, childcare is a major concern for many and could be a challenge. This might mean asking family members or friends for help if they live nearby, or looking into a day care or nanny. The right choice for you will depend both on your schedule and your child’s needs.
- A Flexible Work Schedule
As a result of the pandemic, many employers are now open to more flexible work schedules. This means that you can potentially work more hours during part of the week and leave early on days when your children have sports games or other extracurricular activities.
Some businesses also offer work schedules where employees can work from home on certain days. If your company doesn’t currently offer a flexible work schedule, consider bringing it up with your manager.
- Going Part-Time
Part-time isn’t for everyone, but if you have very young children or just want to spend more time with your family, you might want to ask your manager if part-time is an option. You might be able to shift to working evenings instead of days, or working a shorter number of hours remotely.
Like we said before, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to juggling your family and your career. Go with what works for you, and you’ll be sure to be happier.
Do you have any other tips for juggling work with your kids? Let us know in the comments section below!