I usually lurk here but I am in need of some good advice. I currently work part-time in a job I love, usually 7:30 to11:30. Sometimes, I work more when we have big projects but that is only once or twice a month.
A full-time position became available doing the same thing. My boss approached me and asked if I wanted to go full-time. After thinking about it, I asked her if I could go up to 30 hours a week but that I was not ready to go full-time. I really enjoy spending the afternoons with my daughter who is almost one. It also gives me a chance to get things like grocery shopping and cleaning done so the weekends aren't so crazy.
Here is my dilemma: They have posted the full-time position but they have not had any qualified applicants. I know my boss would like me to go full-time and has apparently been sharing this as someone who works in our department asked why I wasn't taking the full-time job. I am very torn. I love the agency I work for. It is very large with a lot of opportunities so I could see myself retiring from there so I really don't want to do anything to damage my career. On the other hand, I really enjoy this time with my daughter and feel sick about giving that up. We have to pay for full-time daycare now so that is not an issue. WWYD?