I recently posted another thread about being made redundant on mat leave so this is a continuation.
I've got a 9.5mth old DD and was keen to go back to work when she was 12mths.. I have however no job now
It's ruining my confidence and I've had one awful interview where I didn't get a role well beneath me due to being so out of touch and rusty.. I also think it came out too strongly that I'm needing a role that I can juggle caring for my daughter.. Prospective employers just don't seem to care 😥
I'm suddenly realising I'm in a career rut or mummy trap.. There are no part time roles for skilled people at that mid level. I like what I do and don't want to retrain but have I really got to go back full time or not at all? Why do I have to choose between a career for me and being a mum?
I intended to try and negotiate 4 days if I had got the role but it was a moot point..
I'm now feeling totally lost and more lonely by the day. All my mothers group are going back to work and I want to also., there's just nothing there.. I feel like the longer I leave it the harder it will be., on the other hand I can't bear the thought of my baby in daycare 4-5 days..
Anyone else feel like their trapped like this?