Job not wizard? Follow the yellow brick road out of there

Going part-time can allow you to pick and choose who you work for – and to avoid the ones you can’t bear

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Life’s too short to stay in a job you can’t stand. I’ve played “you got this” songs full-blast in my earholes on the way to work because I needed a team talk just to turn up. I’ve taken the scenic route back from the loo just to delay returning to the office. A couple of places have taken the wind from my sails. Never again.

Because I work part-time in a number of roles to make up full-time hours, what I lose in stability I make up for in choice. Recognising that I have the luxury of choice was liberating and allowed me to build a happy working week.

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