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    Default Returning to work early (new job)

    I would like to find a new job closer to home now bub is here, so I started looking and put some applications in last week. The recruitment process normally takes a fair while, but I got a call to go for an interview next week!

    Bub is only 7 weeks old and I was planning to return to work in another 3 months, but obviously a new employer would want someone to start sooner than that.

    I know it would only be a couple of months difference to when I would have to be going back to work anyway, but it's hard to think about putting bub in daycare at only a few months old.

    I feel like a bad mum for considering sacrificing the limited time I can have at home with my daughter for a new job prospect whilst she is so young. The new job offers slightly more money and the commute is significantly less, which means overall she'll spend less time in daily care than if I was to return to my current position.

    I guess I'm just wanting to hear experiences from mums that had to go back to work sooner than you would have liked to? How do you deal with the guilt of leaving a young baby in the care of others?

    Please no comments on missing out on milestones, etc. I am very aware of this, but unfortunately have no choice but to return to work.

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    its a hard choice.

    Personally, given you are going to have to do it anyway ... if this job means making your life easier (less commute especially) in the long term, I would do it.

    As much as it will break your heart - it will hurt much worse if in 5 months time, the only job you can get means 1 hr more commute each way or something like that


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    In this economic climate you should take the job. You will spend more time with her for shorter commutes and just don't feel guilty. I love working and the best part of my day is picking my DS up from care and watching him run around with his friends. I also loved the bond that he made with the careers and just make the most of it.. You should be able to at least buy 4 weeks as a start date as most people changing jobs need to give 4 weeks notice anyway. Good luck

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    Yep I would take the job. It sounds like the best option long term. Good luck!

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    The interview went well, so now just waiting to hear back.

    I feel a bit better about things now I've been to see the childcare centre she'll be going to - it's a great environment and the staff are lovely. I'll be taking her in a few times before I start to give us both a chance to get used to being separated.


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    Good work Arlais! Fx everything works out for you!! Good luck!!


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