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What age were you when you went back to work full time after being a SAHM?
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:48 PM
For various reasons, DH and I didn't have our first child until I was 38, the second one at 40. Until then I had a highly paid job (probably overpaid for what I was actually doing). Our youngest now still has 3 years before starting school and I am considering being a SAHM until then (they both currently attend childcare full time but I recently finished work as i was on a fixed term contract). I am really having trouble finding another job and we can't afford to keep sending them to care on the chance I will find work soon. So I'm thinking of taking them out of care and staying home with them. But that means I will be 45 by the time I'd be re-entering the workforce. I know 'younger women' have this sort of gap in their careers all the time, but I'm worried about how much harder it will be then compared to now to find work again. My work is in a fairly niche area so jobs are hard to come by as it is.
So...what do you think? At what age did you (will you) be returning to work, if at all?
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