I considered going part-time myself. If I thought there was any chance of it actually working out to be part-time, I’d have done it. But at least in the IT department where I was working, there was really no such thing. The management was so bad that we were always in a constant state of emergency for one thing or another…and in the rare times that nothing was blowing up, everyone was catching their breath for the inevitable next explosion and not getting anything useful done. When you’re already working late nights half the time, it’s really hard to see how going “part time” wouldn’t just turn into every night being a late one.
If you count the volunteer work that I do, I guess I’ve kinda created my own part-time job. One day a week, though, not four.