Sometimes trying to find a job with flexible work schedules is directly in front of us. Consider doing something for which you have a passion and turn it into a flexible part-time job that can easily become your primary source of income.
What some individuals have done:
A former commercial building manager turned her passion for being self-employed by filling a need in Colorado for people to get hard-to-find food products from Hawaii. She made contact with several grocery stores and became the middle-woman coordinating orders and delivery. Her flexible hours gave her all the time she wanted to raise her youngest child and have time for herself.
A former teacher with a passion for numbers began helping friends and relatives with their taxes and by word-of-mouth, he ended up doing this job exclusively during tax season. He got so many business referrals he now has an office in a commercial building with several employees and hired a partner to take over the business while he spends months at a time traveling for pleasure.
A registered nurse wanted to get out of the hospital scene and spend time with her young children. She switched from hospital to case manager and scheduled her work load to benefit her personal life. As long as her case load is up to date, she can work on weekdays or weekends if she chooses and do a lot of interviews and contacts from her home phone while her children nap or play in the yard.
In conclusion, most large companies claim to offer flexible hours but they are not all equal. Spend time comparing benefits, salaries and what each company calls flexible schedules. Some companies allow work sharing while others don't like employees working from home more than one or two days a week. Ultimately, the best job with flexible hours is the one that you can negotiate or create for yourself.