Hi everyone, so I'm just looking for people's opinions/experiences about maternity leave, returning to work and their jobs.
I'm going on maternity leave 6 weeks prior to my EDD and I have advised my employer that I will be on mat leave for 12 months with the option of returning sooner (this was all decided quite early in my pregnancy). I've had a few rough patches throughout this pregnancy and my work have been really flexible and accommodating for which I am extremely grateful for. The only thing is that now I'm not so sure I want to return to my current role/work place due to future career aspirations/goals plus other small yet important details i.e. commuting time, salary, flexibility. I have been feeling this way for a while now so I guess what I'm asking is should I resign from my current job and look for another job OR for security reasons, should I keep my current role and look for another role while I'm on mat leave and then resign once I have secured another role?
I want to do right by my employer but also have my family's best financial interests upheld. I'd love to hear from other who are/have been in a similar situation.