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hulahoop09 Jan 27th, 2012 16:14 PM

New job after maternity leave?
 
Hiya

I was just wondering if any of you ladies plan on getting a new job before or after returning to your previous job after maternity leave? I love where I work but I really want to be at home with LO and so I was considering finding job where I work but can work into the evening or a weekend. My job I do I did work 37 hours over 5 days but I plan on going back 3 days a week and working 27-30 hours over the 3 days which is okay as I then get 4 days off with LO but we will have to leave her with hubbys dads fiancee (or my dad if my parents dont move away as planned) but we cant afford to give them much if anything money wise (we deffo cant afford childcare).

Anyone else changed jobs or plan on changing and how did you go about it? I know it is unlikely because of the job market and economy at the moment though!

xx

lovelylaura Jan 27th, 2012 16:18 PM

im planning on becoming a photographer so trying to use my mat leave to get myself going as it will be so much easier trying to work around poppy . But i had my back to work chat the other day and ive decieded not to go back as its really not worth it because ill be off again with baby number 2 5 weeks after i return and its alot of upheaval to try and work for those 5 weeks when it will cause so much hassle sorry probably not much help but thats my plan :thumbup:

hulahoop09 Jan 27th, 2012 16:21 PM

Awww congrats on your pregnancy!!! I would so love to get pregnant again!!! :D We dont plan on having another LO for 3-4 years though. Couldnt afford to be off on maternity again. Lol. xx

nugget80 Jan 27th, 2012 16:26 PM

i handed in my notice when i went on mat leave. i have applied to do masters in social work at uni in Sept!

hulahoop09 Jan 27th, 2012 16:27 PM

Thats fab! So much I would love to do but just cant afford to not work :( So gutted. Did you still get maternity pay or MA?

xx

alicemummy Jan 27th, 2012 16:32 PM

Could you afford 75 a week? If so, get an Aupair. Do some research- you can get girls who are newly child qualified, or ask for one with experience with age group of your LO. The only downside which could cause a problem aside from money, is that they will want their own room. Although many a happy with a small rooom with a bed, place to put their clothes and access to the internet.

They tend to work for 30 hours or so, although my Aupair was willing to do more, we paid her more as we are in London, and is obviously more expensive. Will add 10/20 a week to your shopping bill depending how fussy they are with eating.

Just a thought if you dont want to leave LO with family (not sure, its just you said you cant afford childcare.)

nugget80 Jan 27th, 2012 16:33 PM

got my 39 weeks statutory pay so Will be officially unemployed from march!

hulahoop09 Jan 27th, 2012 18:17 PM

We dont mind leaving her with family but would prefer me to be homelol. We only have a 2 bed house and will only have about 200 a mnth left which we will need to try give family member a bit for lookin after lo, ideally 50 as then will leave money for nappies etc xx

Rockell8788 Jan 27th, 2012 18:23 PM

hi i used to work full time before having ds and i vowed never to make the same mistake i did with dd and go back to work full time and miss alot of her growing up.so i asked to step down as assistant manager and do part time but they refused to let me go so i told them to stick it there and then and have since become a support worker and work what i want when i want and the money is better. and i spend so much time with my children now, more so than ever and i love it so much

hulahoop09 Jan 28th, 2012 02:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Rockell8788 (Post 15253354)
hi i used to work full time before having ds and i vowed never to make the same mistake i did with dd and go back to work full time and miss alot of her growing up.so i asked to step down as assistant manager and do part time but they refused to let me go so i told them to stick it there and then and have since become a support worker and work what i want when i want and the money is better. and i spend so much time with my children now, more so than ever and i love it so much

A support worker? Did you have previous experience in this? I am glad ny work are flexible as I need to work almost full time but doing over 3 days I can be at home 4 days a week. I just so wish I could take a couple of years out until she goes nursery. Wishing! Xx


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