I just want some advice, and wondering if this has happen to anyone else.
I have been working for a company for 4 years, and I went on maternity leave 3 days before my daughter was born (april) My boss found a replacement 1 month before I left, i am a trained bookkeeper, and my replacement was not a bookkeeper and has never done any bookkeeping before and so I had to teach her everything, that is why I finished so late in my pregnancy.
While I was on maternity leave I stayed in contact with my employer, and occasionally went to visit.
After 6 months of maternity leave I went back to work ( i work for a small business) and we discussed I would start off with 1 day per week. When I started, I was told that I was to do data entry, and that I would occasionally help out my replacement.
I am now working 3 days a week. My replacement has now taken over my position, and i am given dribs and drabs to do by her... I am not allowed to do any of my previous work, and I have been given another company book work, but is minimal work, and it only takes 2 hours of my day, and not to the scale that I was doing before leaving work.
When i spoke to my employer about my previous position I was told that I was the one that put myself in this "situation" and he will not remove his new employee from the position.
I am being ignored, not included and I am instructed by my replacement what I am to do, but will only give me the basic stuff like filing My employer would not commit me to a work space, and after 3 months of working 3 days per week, I was given a laptop, which is not connected to the company network. I used to attend finance meeting, now Im not invited, and I don't get included in company emails.
Last week I had a performance review and I was told that I have attitude and that I don't make an effort to speak to my fellow workmates. I have tried to speak to them, but they don't make an effort to include me. I was told that my replacement is my manager, and I am a secondry administrator. I mentioned that i felt that i was being unfairy treated because i had a baby, and I was warned that he could make my position redundant, but they require my skills, and can not guarantee me a position. I was also told that it was my choice to put myself in this situation and that his business can not stop just because I have had a baby.
I am always stressed, and feel like I'm useless and it's affecting my personal life. I suffered from post natal depression and now I'm depressed because of this.
Has anyone been in the same situation? Would love to hear from anyone who has. I can't afford to leave until I find something else, but my self esteem has done down the drain.
Has anyone got advise on what I should do??