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    Default Did you give up your career?

    As the title says, did you give up your career to have kids and stay home? What was it and will you go back to it at some point?

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    Default Did you give up your career?

    I'm currently on maternity leave and did plan to go back once DS was 1. But now I'm pregnant again so not sure whether I will just leave my job and focus on being mum...at least until they start school.

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    Default Re: Did you give up your career?

    I was an account manager for a salon product manufacturer and wholesaler. I was there for 6 years.

    I have no plans or no desire to go back. I love being a sahm and DH loves it too.

    Once all our kids are at school i might consider working again but i dont need to at this stage.

    I dont miss working at all.

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    NOPE!!! love being a mum more than anything else in the world!

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    Yes I did and I'm always torn.

    I was an assistant principal at a primary school.

    I'm currently back part time but not in that role and at a different school.

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    Nup. As much as I needed time off during the first year, and adore my son more than anything in the world, I just found myself needing to go back to work at least PT as he approached 2.

    It's nice to be home, but I didn't feel it was really good for me... I'm much more stimulated now that I'm back at work, and feel happier, it's hard to explain! I get a lot out of it.

    Oops sorry.. I work in corporate office job in HR.
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    Default Re: Did you give up your career?

    I didn't give up my career. I took 12 months mat leave with DS and am currently on mat leave for around 15 months with this baby. I would freak out not having a job to go back to. My career is very important to me.
    I did feel like my career was sort of treading water between my two lots of leave. I was only working 3 days a week and I knew I'd be ttc again 6 months after going back, and ended up being back for around 18 months, so it did feel like I was just holding my place there until I left again. When I go back from mat leave this time I plan on throwing myself into it a bit more.

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    I feel like I've ruined my career before I even started.

    I was doing primary teaching at uni when I fell pg with O and J.. and didn't do any teaching at all until Lysander was born. I started doing relief teaching last year.... But because I graduated in 2006 I need a reassessed rating to apply for anything more permanent... And to get that I need two referees who've seen me teach and stuff... but because I'm supply, I'm always replacing someone, not working with someone. And this year has been really slow workwise.

    DH told me they are looking for primary teachers at the catholic school for next year, but... I've still got 2 kids at home next year... so it's not even an option, and I really don't think I could pull off the house-work-kids balance...

    But it would be soooooooooooo nice to have my own class one day.


    one day. I just can't ever see it happening. I have 5 kids, and there are no permanent jobs. I can't go pulling them all out of school every 6 months to chase contracts.

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    I didn't really have a career per se, just a decent job. I left that job and when DD was 15mo I started in a similar role part time. If we had the money I would happily be a full time SAHM until my child(ren) go to school.

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    I didn't have a 'career' either, just a job in retail that I really loved. I may go back part time, I may not. Depends on DH's work situation. I always thought I would never want to work once I had a baby but my job was really great and I do miss the social interaction


 

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