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The Hidden Benefits of Part Time Work
97% of new jobs created in 2012 were part time. With the growth of freelancers and those working from home, this number will only get larger.
What would you do with 10+ extra hours a week?
Part time work is <30 hours a week according to the Affordable Care Act.
But part time doesn't mean you can't support yourself.
High paying part-time gigs:
[%'s who would forego full time work if possible.]
Unmarried Mothers: 51%
Married Fathers: 28%
Ya, maybe we should all just embrace the rise of PT.
Remember before you had to work? Your life had meaning then, right?
The benefits of part time work
Flexibility: Maybe you're a routine person. Maybe you're not. People achieve in different ways.
Transition: Part time work can lead to full time work. Or full time something else. Again, flexibility.
Balance:It's hard to achieve when you're fried. And remember those friends, kids, partner, you had?
Thoughtfulness: Humans need time to recharge. Mindless earning and spending is easy to get into. We spend to our capacity, remember?
Quality Jobs:Skilled workers can still get insurance at 25 hours a week. And you're a lot likelier to get your dream job PT than FT.
It's Natural: Early foraging and horticulture based peoples only worked 6.5 average hours per day. And they survived in prehistory.
But What if you didn't intend to work part-time?
Experience: Part time work often leads to full time work. PT lets you learn the field without as much of a time investment.
Foot in the door: Make valuable connections with your part time position.
Age of the contractor: We live in the age of the contractor. Embrace the challenge, learn new skills, save for time in between jobs.
Unemployment:You can still get partial unemployment checks and work part time.
View part time work as a tool, not a penalty. Part time work helps you live your life![citations]