Hi, I worked at my job for a year before taking maternity leave in August. I intend to go back in March. I'm casual and the industry isn't good at the moment but I'm a good employee and will get some work. My dept. head is a great lady and likes me. My immediate supervisor is honestly a nasty woman but very good at her job. I had a good relationship with her but then I got seated next to a few long timers who hate her. Of course I was caught up I the *****ing and office politics inadvertently. I admit I did ***** too but my involvement looked a lot worse than it was. So the supervisor doesn't like me all that much now. I was wondering if it's a good idea to send her a new year email and say in it that I'm sorry I got caught up in the office politics (the people who *****ed all the time had good reason but definitely had their faults too). I want to start afresh when I go back. With two bubs and a new mortgage keeping work is a priority and I don't want to be involved in drama. Should I fess up and say I was influenced by the wrong people (the hatred between the supervisor and long timers is no secret) and wish to start over. Good idea or really dumb? I am sincere about this but do realise how it will work in my favor career wise. I am clueless at this kind of thing.