I have looked into PT work for the benfits - yes!!! Two companies (Barns & Noble and Starbucks), so far, provide benifits to PT workers, at least their web pages state they do. The pay is fun money as my primary objective is to get Health Insurance for my family, worth 12k/yr and meet new people. And I can FIRE anytime I want.
I am also enrolled and taking Boston Universities Financial Planning course. With the end goal of being certified. This is a great program(costs ~2K) and really serves multiple purposes, managing my personal portfolio and possible setting up a company - only taking the nice clients!!!
I have also considered approaching my management to do the work from home on Friday/Monday thing. I am working to get an offer from another company first - enabling me to put pressure on the company to allow me to do it.
Take care and good luck!
Just Trekking thru!