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    Quote Originally Posted by wktz View Post
    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!
    That's a really good point!!

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    With alot of industries you can take an extra 12 months off unpaid of course...that gives u 2 years. Don't do anything at all now! !! Keep it at 12 months then re-assess when u need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wktz View Post
    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<img src="images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" smilieid="11" class="inlineimg" . 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!
    Great point. I had to take four days off in my first month at my new job. Considering I only get 6 a year, that's a lot! I was lucky as my new job was actually with an ex-employer so they knew I wasn't a slacker, and that DS had just started daycare so was getting sick a lot. They also know we have no family over here to help so its only DH and I to watch DS when he is sick.

    But yeah I would have felt nervous about it with a brand new employer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wktz View Post
    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!
    Very good point from a different perspective!!! Thank you!!!


 

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