Ideally, everyone would want a full time position in their desired grade. However, now it seems like part time positions are becoming more and more available. If given the option, would you take a .8 or even a .5 position? My supervisor told me to take a part-time position because at least it's a job. However, how long do I hold out for a full-time position if I've been offered a part-time. Also, several positions I've applied for (mostly northern VA) state that the position is "temporary" for this upcoming school year. Worth it? I think it's probably based on student population, but do you think it could turn into a contracted long-term position?