A couple of questions for you ladies:
1) Can a part-timer realistically head up a team?
2) In your workplace, if someone goes part time after having a kid, is that managed effectively?
- Do managers hire more staff or cut work levels?
- Or is the part-timer expected to handle a full time workload over part time hours? Are other workers expected to pick up the slack and in doing so have above average workloads?
In my workplace one part-time mum heads up a busy team. When she is not at work other team members/leaders are expected to pick up the slack on top of their normal duties. I'm not mad at the mum (well not for this) but rather blame senior management for not managing work-loads and duty assignments properly.
In interested in others thoughts and experiences with similar situations.