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    Ah part time HR roles, what are they? ;-) I'm kind of forced to go back to my pre-baby job as they've approved me to come back 3 days (then build up to 4 and maybe 5 days over time), as I can't find another part time HR role :-(

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    I took my years maternity leave, and gradually came to the decision I wasn't going back to my job, so notified them when the year was up.

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    Yeah I was really lucky, three days, early start and early finish and more money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Ah part time HR roles, what are they? ;-) I'm kind of forced to go back to my pre-baby job as they've approved me to come back 3 days (then build up to 4 and maybe 5 days over time), as I can't find another part time HR role :-(
    Oh really? I've been keeping my eye out on Seek lately and I've seen quite a few. Perhaps it depends on where you live and how far you can commute?! Are you still on mat leave?

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    You might find it very hard to find a job before you commence mat leave, and if you've been there less than 12 mths I thought they don't have to offer you mat leave!
    So definitely option 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by someonemaybe View Post
    You might find it very hard to find a job before you commence mat leave, and if you've been there less than 12 mths I thought they don't have to offer you mat leave!
    So definitely option 2
    Sorry I should have clarified, I won't be looking for another job between now and mat leave, I would just quit as to not mislead them. I've been there for three years so definitely qualify for mat leave at my current workplace.

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    Ahhhhhhhhh that makes more sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babehmamma View Post
    Oh really? I've been keeping my eye out on Seek lately and I've seen quite a few. Perhaps it depends on where you live and how far you can commute?! Are you still on mat leave?
    It probably depends on what kind of HR you practice, and how experienced you are, as well as location of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    It probably depends on what kind of HR you practice, and how experienced you are, as well as location of course.
    Absolutely! So many factors come in to play.

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    Another perspective - if you are definitely wanting to return to work (somewhere), it can be a good thing to go back to your old job for a while where you have a work history, particularly if they are nice and flexible, in case you need time off.

    We have no family around us so the kids had to go to daycare when I returned to work, which meant of course they spent most of the first year getting sick. Each time they were sick either dh or myself had to take time off, so I really felt that my best option was to return to my old work where I had done the hard yards and they knew I wasn't a slacker!. I couldn't think of anything worse tan starting a new job then having to take time off in the early days because the kids are sick!.

    Plus it was quite daunting going back to work after mat leave, it's a whole new routine to eat used to, so it was nice to go somewhere familiar where I knew the people and what I was doing.

    Whatever you decide though I second everyone else, do NOT resign now but keep your options open!.

    Good luck!


 

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