Can I got back to school and have a life at the same time?
November 30, 2005 8:37 PM Subscribe
How can I cut my work hours in half and have my pay scale down accordingly?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (10 answers total)
I've been a full-time C# .NET programmer for a few years now. I enjoy it, but I'm pretty sure I'll be sick of it in a few years, so I'd like to go back to school and learn some other cool stuff.
I've tried going to school alongside working my 40 hours a week (which inevitably becomes 45-60 hours anyways), but that's too much for me to be doing at once -- it becomes very stressful for me, and I end up dropping the classes.
In a perfect world, I'd work half as much and get paid half as much, go to school with my extra time, and still have some time to relax.
So I'm looking for advice on what I can do to get myself in a situation like that (and whether it's even possible).
(I've thought about independently consulting, but I fear the non-programming work that would come along with that.)