I'm looking for a bit of advice on potentially increasing my work days from 3 a week to 4 a week.
At the moment DD goes to kindy (pre-school) 2 days a week and child care 2 days a week and will start school next year. DS just turned 2 and in 2 weeks time he will be going to Childcare 2 days a week and be with grandparents 1 day a week.
I'm finding out in 2 weeks time if I'm being made redundant. If this is the case there will be new positions in my current organisation I could apply for or I could try and find a new job.
I'm thinking of going 4 days a week as it will be much easier negotiating a new job (whether internal or new) if I'm on 4 days. Being 3 days a week has really stalled my career progression.
Only thing is, then DS would be in childcare 3 days a week and 1 day with grandparents. I feel really guilty about this. I'm not sure why but I'm really not sure how DS will cope and with DD starting school she will see me even less.
It could all be fine and I could be panicking for nothing. WWYD? Increase to 4 days or stick to 3 and potentially not find a job as quick and keep my career moving slowly.
For those mums who work full time or 4 days a week, do you feel guilty? How do you handle that guilt?