Tomorrow is my first Monday not heading off to the office job...my first Monday not waking up knowing I have to take the dreaded el, standing shoulder to shoulder with strangers, and praying to the pregnancy gods that the squeamish stomach holds off a little longer. A small part of me wonders what I am going to do to fill up my day. Lily needs to go to the groomer, so that's something. I have dry-cleaning to pick up. Um...yoga...but that's not until 6:30...I better sit down with Tim and get some work set up asap so I don't drive myself crazy. But this is exactly what I wanted. The freedom to plan part of my week exactly the way I want it.
What I would like to know, and feel free to chime in, is how accountable do I need to be to my "office" job when I am not there? By that I mean, on the days I am home, and not clocked in at the office? It was so frustrating on Friday when I was home and got 5 phone calls from the office with questions. And then I had to make calls to clients from my cell phone while Anthropologie patiently waited for me to shop its lovely wares. I understand that I left my company with very little back-up for my specific job. But, honestly, when I asked to go part-time, I gave them plenty of time and plenty of opportunity to hire someone else.
At the end of the day, I don't mind making calls that need to be made to help out, but when I'm working hourly, and can't clock in and out for thirty minutes of phone time, I feel like I am working for free. And we all know that ain't going to happen. No way. This is almost like a little life experiment. Anyone else have success in making a transition from full to part time, essentially keeping the same duties and job responsibilities? Advice?