Job Sharing

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Sharing a software engineering job

May 2002

I'm currently working as a software Engineer 3 days a week, and spends the other 4 days with my 22 months old daughter (and my spouse too of course). I'm looking around for more work after my contract ends in couple months, I haven't seen anything part time. I don't really want to go back full time. I was thinking it would be nice for moms to be able to share a full time job. Seems such a good idea. Does anyone has experience looking for a person to share a job with? Where to look etc? Or experience with sharing a job and how to balance the work load etc? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks! Purna

I think that you would greatly benefit from attending The Neighborhood Parent's Network forum on Flexible Work Arrangements on June 19th. Following is the description of the event and the specifics:

Discover how flexible work arrangements can help you maintain the balance between work and home. You'll learn from professionals how to successfully approach your employer with flexible work solutions, such as job sharing, telecommuting, part-time, and compressed workweeks. Hear the pros and cons from those currently in such situations. If you're looking for solutions, don't miss this!
Date: June 19th, 2002 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Thousand Oaks Elementary, 840 Colusa, Berkeley Cost: $5 for NPN Members and $10 for Non-Members