Well the time has come for me to return to work! And I'm actually starting a new job! Long story but my current employer didn't treat me well when I was on leave (despite being in HR!) and I was offered a great role at the place I had worked prior to that. And for a small amount more money! So win/win.
I'll be doing three days 8-4.15 (but will be expected to work outside these hours as required - same as if I was full-time so I'm ok with that. I'm happy to answer emails in the evening.
DS (9 months) has his orientation in a few days (three days in total of 4 hours each) and then starts properly after that. I'm really happy with the centre (and even getting a spot in Melbourne was a miracle!!).
I'm looking for some tips from working mums on how best to organize everything. His breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided and I will give him dinner when I get home. We need to be out the door at 7am on my work days (so he will need to get up a bit earlier than he currently does).We are going to do a couple of practice runs to get the logistics right.
I'm worried that the stress of starting a new (and quite full-on) job as well as dealing with a new routine, and the guilt of leaving my DS and missing him will just be overwhelming. I figure that in 4-6 weeks we should be more in a routine. Is this realistic?
I am sooo looking forward to working again so staying home isn't an option.
DS isn't a great day sleeper. He is also a very happy but very loud baby and I'm
worried this might annoy the carers?
Also, does anyone know the process of getting the CCR back? We don't want it quarterly. I have already applied for the $0 rate of CCB so I think we are good to go.
Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom!