Part-Time Work for Stay-at-Home Mom

Updated on September 30, 2006
M.B. asks from Minneapolis, MN
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Finances are making it necessary for me to look for a part-time job, one that would involve working in the evenings and perhaps on one weekend day/evening.

Prior to having my son I was a business analyst for a large Pharmaceutical Benefits Management company- I worked for that company for approx. 10 years, straight out of college. I've been a stay-at-home mother for 3 years now. I've only just begun looking for a part-time position, but am feeling discouraged about what's available. From what I've seen so far, my business experience isn't particularly helpful, nor is my education.

I'm wondering if anyone else out there has gone through this and has any tips or advice? Perhaps there's a temp. agency that's particularly helpful to stay-at-home mothers? It's my hope that I would be able to find something that would allow my husband to get home from the office before I would have to leave, i.e No babysitters/daycare for my son. I don't know if this is realistic, but it's too soon for me to give up hope yet.

I've looked into the work-at-home options on the internet, but they all seem to be scams that require that I pay a middleman to send me lists of potential employers. If anyone is aware of legitimate online jobs, I'd absolutely love to hear about them, as that would be more than ideal.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give- I really appreciate it!

M.

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M.

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Hi, have you looked into Young America Corp? They hire home contractors to do data entry keying from home. Not sure if that is the type of work you're looking for, but may be worth checking out. www.youngamerica.com

Good luck!!

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J.P.

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About 5 years ago I got got a second job through Manpower (temp agency). I went in there, and had 3 jobs to choose from, all evening hours that worked with my full time work schedule. I chose one that was 5 pm to 9 pm 3 or 4 days a week (up to me) that paid $10.50/hr. I had just turned 18 and had no real experience, or college, and would have had more to chose from, higher paying, if I had. You could try them. I don't know what pay range you are looking for. Hope that helps!

J.

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V.

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M., I have an excellent opportunity for you. You can be in business for yourself and set your own hours. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and was finishing school in 2002 (at 29) when I was pregnant with my first daughter. It was a difficult pregnancy and she was born premature so I wanted to stay home with her. I gave birth to my 2nd daughter in 2005 who was also premature. I wanted to get back in the work force but nursing hours are too difficult to coordinate with my husband's business and I did not want my girls in daycare. Then late this summer my husband's cousins brought this wonderful business to me with an incredible compensation plan. It is real. No scams. I would love to tell you more about it if you are intetested. My email is [email protected]____.com home phone is ###-###-####. I hope to hear from you.

A little about me: SAHM of 2 girls. 4 years and 15 months.

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C.K.

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Although I haven't tried it, a friend of mine has discussed medical records coding. I believe you have to get a certificate, which you do on-line. This requires an small upfront investment of a couple thousand dollars. Then you can work at home. It's worth looking into because the employers are ligitimate; not pyramid schemes or anything like that. Maybe you can contact some local medical orgs such as Allina or Fairview. Good luck.

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B.

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You might want to consider nannying. Since you have just one child you could find a job that allows you to bring him along. Part-time care is hard to find, so parents are more likely to be flexible. You could also bring children into your home to watch. You don't need a license to care for the children from one family.

You could also check into doing contract work as a business analyst. You might be able to do some jobs from home, but watching your son at the same time would be tough. I would contact some consulting businesses and see what they have available.

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J.M.

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just wanted to give you the right website for Young America!
http://www.young-america.com

good luck!
J.

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