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    Quote Originally Posted by inner hippy View Post
    Looking to return to work after being on Maternity leave and was hoping for 2 days per week but would do up to 3 days. I just went for a job interview and the role, conditions etc are perfect. Its 21hrs per week, which is ok but i would prefer less.

    Now im pretty sure i got the job as they asked me to do a crimjnal history check and contacted at least one of my references.

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    1. If offered just take e job

    2. Ask when offered the job to see if you could negotiate hours down a little (say maybe 2.5days, instead of 3 or 2 days one week, 3 the next)

    3. Accept 3 days and at the end of probation see if you could negotiate hours down if you felt you could do the job in less hours.

    Being 3 days isnt a deal breaker, i will take the job (if offered). It is a government job, if that helps ppls decisions.
    I would have said something in the interview.
    As you didn't, I would suggest waiting about 6 months to ask.

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    I'd take the three days. Part time work advertised externally can be hard to come by and often (in govt) reserved for existing employees returning from mat leave. So it's not the exact hours you were after, but pretty close. I'd recommend establishing yourself in the workplace first, work hard and impress the right people, then ask for a reduction in hours. Also keep an eye out for other part time opportunities eg colleagues returning to work, potential job share arrangements, etc.

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    Option 3.

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    I would accept the 3 days. That would be a good work/life balance. You could always negotiate later, if you like the job.


 

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