So I am having a bit of a dilemma in relation to work. Originally I had decided to go on maternity leave for 10 months, but now I have changed my mind and want to quit altogether. I hate my current job and the travel, but my employer has always been fairly decent to me. Knowing that there is no way I'll go back, do I quit before leave or lie and pretend I am going back when I'm not?
Also if I do quit now, should I wait and tell them closer to my finish date (31st Aug) or tell them now? (I have already put in a maternity leave request) Can they fire me now if I do quit?
Thanks for your advice in advance!
***Oh and I do plan on getting a part time job in the new year - just not with them - so I'm not sure whether to tell them I want to be a stay at home mum or just be honest for my reasons of leaving, when I will be wanting a reference from them!***