Posted by Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Back To A Stay-At-Home Mum.

If you have been reading my blog then you may know that I started a new job in September. I was so excited to go back to work and I felt proud of myself. Unfortunately I had to quit today. I really didn't want to but knowing we are struggling with money as it is and if I was to carry on then we would have been struggling much more. If the job was over 16 hours then it would of been great, so that is what I am looking for now. It makes me feel sick that you can actually be worse off if you work. I am really looking forward to hopefully have another job soon, it is just a shame that this job wasn't more hours as the location is fantastic for me. I do feel pretty useless and quite upset because Mia seemed so proud of me working there because she comes with me there whilst Elliw is in a Nursery. Mia loves going there, so I have decided to stick Mia there once a week as it wouldn't be fair for me to take Mia out completely just because I have quit.

So I am now back to the old life and looking forward to finding another job that has more hours but also looking forward to spending more time with my two daughters.

2 comments:

  1. Oh no! That's such a shame.....
    It is unfair that if you work you can be worse off.....We went through a similar thing a couple of years ago....My fella upped his hours from 20 to 24 and yes we got Working tax credit about £80 and his extra wages which meant we should have been about £100 better off a week but no out of that we had to pay an extra £80 rent....Housing benefit was reduced, £20 for school meals, about £15 council tax so in the long run we were £15 worse off....lol It's madness how the system works!

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    1. It's wrong isn't it :( We have never had housing benefit so we're kind of used to paying our own rent. Everything is just so expensive!

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