Jobs from home?

JDean3204

Well-Known Member
Since our kid was born I have been the sole supporter of our household. On regional FO pay its near impossible and even after upgrade it won’t be all that comfortable. My wife did have a good job before, but the hours were long, mixed with my road schedule we weren’t able to find childcare that would have been affordable. We would have lost 60% of her pay to childcare and after 10 hour days when I’m gone, I’m sure the remaining 40% takehome wouldn’t have been worth it. Plus, she does enjoy all the time she is spending with our son.

Is there any jobs that one can do at home that will help supplement some income? I mean even a min wage will help out tremendously. She has been looking, but most jobs seem fishy. A lot of sales jobs that sound like Ponzi schemes. Do your spouses have jobs at home that allow them to be stay at home parents as well??
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
Since our kid was born I have been the sole supporter of our household. On regional FO pay its near impossible and even after upgrade it won’t be all that comfortable. My wife did have a good job before, but the hours were long, mixed with my road schedule we weren’t able to find childcare that would have been affordable. We would have lost 60% of her pay to childcare and after 10 hour days when I’m gone, I’m sure the remaining 40% takehome wouldn’t have been worth it. Plus, she does enjoy all the time she is spending with our son.

Is there any jobs that one can do at home that will help supplement some income? I mean even a min wage will help out tremendously. She has been looking, but most jobs seem fishy. A lot of sales jobs that sound like Ponzi schemes. Do your spouses have jobs at home that allow them to be stay at home parents as well??
Is medical billing still a thing?
 

JDean3204

Well-Known Member
Is medical billing still a thing?
It may be, but I think you need to have “certifications” for that. I’ve looked online a few times myself and didn’t see too many jobs in the medical field my wife would qualify for that work from home. She is a certified dental assistant and is bilingual but just can’t seem to find much, maybe we just need to look harder :)
 

IslandFlyer

Well-Known Member
Since she has experience in the dental field - dental hygienist is a good paying job with flexible hours.

It does require some prereqs, and is not an overnight program but a good field for pay and family life. Most hygienists typically work 3 or 4 days a week and make about $40/hour.

Many just “contract” (using pilot terms) and just fill in various locations when they want to allowing more flexibility in schedule.

I know it’s not a short term solution but in my opinion, a good route for the long term pilot life.
 

citrus

Sound of the suburbs
@JDean3204 - where are you located and what are her qualifications, not looking for anything specific but just get a general idea. I work in the healthcare space and QoL is pretty good compared to other industries, especially for those with kids. I'm not aware of any positions where she can work from home full time (although I've known of a few that can) but most companies are pretty flexible when it comes to work arrangements these days.

With jobs, it's all about location so it helps to be around bigger cities fortunately/unfortunately.
 
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