Help...Getting back "out there"

United States
January 15, 2007 1:55pm CST
I've been pretty much a SAHM for the past 17 years. I have had the thought of starting back to work part time. I have filled out some apps at places, however, with no experience or "previous employers in the past 5 years" most of the time doesn't warrant a call back. So, here I am, I got a call back, got and interview, and GOT THE JOB! I'm basically starting out from the beginning due to the fact that I don't want to get back into the medical field. What I'd like to know, from others who have "gotten back out there" after being a SAHM...Are you glad you did? Was it hard to get back into the workforce? Do you wish you were still a SAHM. What were you're experiences. Thanks!
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@Lisamommy (111)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I would never go back to work outside in the corporate world again. I love working at home and taking care of my young one too. I love working my own hours and helping others work at home or convert their home into safer homes for there families. I would definitley recommend a direct marketing job for stay at home moms, even those thinking about working outside the home again. If they really put their work into this business and stick with it, you could make more than you would out there. It just depends on if you give it your all.
• United States
17 Jan 07
I'm a stay at home mom, for around 4 1/2 years now. Since August 06 started working online with a site engine. It's not as great money as I used to make, but not bad at all and pay daily. I also (just this week) started back, an online college course, and vow to get my degree. I feel better late than never. I can only imagine, and feel, what you must be going through, getting back into an outside job. A wild thought myself. My boys are 5, 3 and 2 years old, and so I won't go for an outside job until my youngest goes to school full time. So I have around 3 years until then, which gives me the perfect time now to get my degree. This is that turning point in my life to decide which degree I'm going with, what to do. I have a large computer background, and it's not the norm for a woman to go into the IT field more usual for a man, but that makes no difference to me. To start, I wrote down for a degree in 'general studies' but will be changing that to either IT or something completely different like dental hygiene. Enough about me and my path, I wish you the best of luck! I used to be in the medical field, doing billing a long time ago and didn't like it, changed to a software company which was must better. Personally office politics drive me nuts though.