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Should you work part time?

There are many reasons why a person may wish to start working part-time. It may be that you have been off work due to maternity leave or illness and only want to go back a few days a week or it may be that you have recently come into a bit of money or are soon retiring and want to cut your working hours.

You may find it quite a lot of different to working full time. Sometimes it can be hard to progress in a part time job as you may feel that you simply do not have enough time really excess in the job and show exactly what you can do. Also positions that may come up may be full time, which is currently not an option for you. Often part time workers say that they feel their managers will not give them as much responsibility as the full time workers.

If you have tasks assigned to you that need to be completed on a daily or weekly basis in a part time role, then it is vital that you plan ahead and manage your time well. You will only have a limited time to do these and you want to make sure that nothing has been left that should have been completed before you finish your working week.