I just need some advice. I went into work last week to catch up with my boss and to discuss my options in returning to work. I work in a very busy full on job where it definitely isn't 9-5 but I used to work from home after hours if i needed to. I think I've shown loyalty and the ability to work from home. My mat leave replacement came from our head office overseas on a 2 year visa and is single. I got the feeling that my boss is hoping that I won't come back so that my replacement can stay for the second year of her visa. He kept saying to me that my job is busier than it was previously even though I've heard from work friends that my cover rarely stays late in the office.
I've requested that I work 7.30-3.30 two days a week rather than 9.00-5.00 so that I can spend some quality time with my DD during the week but I'm yet to hear back. I also offered to work out of Office hours from home to accommodate my work load. Do you think they may have grounds to decline my change in work hours? I just get the feeling they don't want me to come back and are just trying to make it hard for me. I had a very difficult pregnancy and they had very little tolerance or understanding for it. Our work relationship deteriorated and they put me on mat leave early with full pay until my original start date. It's a great job where they used to love me but as soon as I got pregnant they just wanted me gone. They've been very careful what they have said so I wouldn't call it discrimination but they are just trying to make it hard for me to return. I'm not due back until 1 Sept but they asked me to cover my cover when she goes home for 3 1/2 weeks in July. My attitude is I may as well go back full time and she doesn't come back but they don't see it that way. It's becoming a little awkward so much so I'm starting to feel uncomfortable about returning even though I loved my job.
Sorry for the long post. TIA