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    I do around 21 hours a week. I work Monday-Wednesday 8-3, then I work 1 Saturday a month to make up the rest of my hours- it's a bit complicated! My workplace is very flexible (in fact I suspect it may be the same council you work for!) but it can depend on your manager, the type of work you do and whether they need you on specific days for things like staff meetings.

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    Oh and they have been amazing with flexibility around leaving for sick kids etc. I just put it in as carer's leave. I do a lot of customer service in my role and also run programs, and have left 30 minutes before a program to deal with a child related issue and they were fine- they just found someone to replace me and have never made me feel guilty for needing to go. Last week I was meant to have my performance review (it's been really hard to find a good time with my manager) and I offered to bring my DD in with me to do the review before her Dr's appointment and my manager said 'nonsense, we will find another time'. They really do practice what they preach in my council.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Oh and they have been amazing with flexibility around leaving for sick kids etc. I just put it in as carer's leave. I do a lot of customer service in my role and also run programs, and have left 30 minutes before a program to deal with a child related issue and they were fine- they just found someone to replace me and have never made me feel guilty for needing to go. Last week I was meant to have my performance review (it's been really hard to find a good time with my manager) and I offered to bring my DD in with me to do the review before her Dr's appointment and my manager said 'nonsense, we will find another time'. They really do practice what they preach in my council.
    Thanks so much! My current role is very flexible but not in council. I'm on a short list for a new role but haven't had a chance to ask the tough questions!!

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    Our pay cycles are fortnightly so in theory id do x5 8 hour shifts. But bub#3 has been a little to bounce back from so doing 36hrs over 5 shifts x4 7.5hrs and x1 6 hr

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPopsicle View Post
    Our pay cycles are fortnightly so in theory id do x5 8 hour shifts. But bub#3 has been a little to bounce back from so doing 36hrs over 5 shifts x4 7.5hrs and x1 6 hr
    Thanks, how do you manage with Childcare? I don't want to put my children on Childcare if I do a 5 day fortnight. I'll be paying for care for 6 days a fortnight which I don't want to do if I'm not working on the 6th day. Does that make sense?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosey View Post
    Thanks, how do you manage with Childcare? I don't want to put my children on Childcare if I do a 5 day fortnight. I'll be paying for care for 6 days a fortnight which I don't want to do if I'm not working on the 6th day. Does that make sense?!
    BUT THINK ABOUT HAVING ONE DAY TO YOURSELF!! OMG it would amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosey View Post
    Thanks, how do you manage with Childcare? I don't want to put my children on Childcare if I do a 5 day fortnight. I'll be paying for care for 6 days a fortnight which I don't want to do if I'm not working on the 6th day. Does that make sense?!
    I work 3 out of DH's 4 days off a.fortnight and use x1 day a week of childcare. We could probably manage with me doing 3 days a fortnight and no daycare but with DH's job sometimes he has to work his day off (Wednesday) so we'd need daycare.and best to have kids in care so they'd know the system etc

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    Also im a nurse and work one saturday a fortnight

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    Monday's and Friday's are alway used as flex days at my work so it would be beneficial for a staff member to be contracted those days.
    I have found whilst my lg states they are flexible some departments aren't really flexible and accommodating

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosey View Post
    Thanks, how do you manage with Childcare? I don't want to put my children on Childcare if I do a 5 day fortnight. I'll be paying for care for 6 days a fortnight which I don't want to do if I'm not working on the 6th day. Does that make sense?!
    I have 2 children in childcare and 1 at school, and work 5 days a fortnight with kids at childcare 6 days a fortnight. That "day-off" once a fortnight is the only thing that keeps me sane and keeps my house reasonably clean!


 

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