A Year on from Maternity Leave

Today marks a year since my return to work after maternity leave. Unlike the last time I went to work after maternity leave, when I had LP, this time I was going back forever. There were no hopes of another baby and another instalment of maternity leave to look forward to in the future. There was just work, annual leave and a new routine for us all. So how has…

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Back to Work

I’ve now been back at work for a few weeks and thought it was about time I wrote an update on it. I wasn’t really looking forward to my return to work but knew that it was a necessary evil – I need to work for us to have any luxuries in our life and so it was something I knew I had to do. I’m now doing the same…

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This time next week…

This time next week I will be getting ready for my first proper day back after maternity leave. A whole new job role, a whole new place of work with new colleagues, new procedures, new customers. I am quite apprehensive about going back to work. I haven’t been directly customer facing in over 4 years and going back to this old job role will be so different for me. I’m…

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Confirming My Return To Work

Last week I went into work to confirm details of going back as my maternity leave comes to an end at the start of May. I’ve organised to go back part time – Fridays, Saturdays and one other day that I’ll organise around Hubby’s shifts. As his shifts are all over the place it will mean that I work two days one week and then four the next on occasions…

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I’ve now been off work for 12 Months!

A year ago today was my last day at work before I went on maternity leave. I’d only been back at work six months since returning from my maternity leave with LP and it had flown by. It was the day before Good Friday and I was looking forward to 8 weeks of relaxing and spending quality time with LP before the baby arrived. In the end I had 6…

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Two Working Parents and Shiftwork

I wrote recently about organising talks with work about returning and two months later I am still organising that return to work. Now that my return to work is a lot more imminent a lot of things are dawning on me for the first time. Hubby works shifts over a ten day shift pattern. This means no day is the same each week – Every Monday is different, every Tuesday…

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Going Back to Work…?

I started maternity leave on 28th March 2013. That now seems like such a long time ago but seems so recent, both at the same time. 9 months have now passed and I have now reached the point where I have to discuss my return to work with my employers. When I had LP and got to this point I knew exactly what was going to happen, I knew I…

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