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    Completely accurate.

    We have a cook in each school that makes lunch for everyone on the day.
    You eat sitting at a table with your friends, you learn to clean up after you, and then you spend the rest of the break running around playing soccer or elastics.

    I used to have a 2hr break

    I could be working FT and pick up my kid straight from school in France.
    Here, no chance. 😕

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    I am sitting in an office building foyer, I have an interview in 20min. This thread is so depressing. If the interview goes well, I'll be trying to negotiate a 4 day work week.

    I also just met with a recruiter earlier today who told me that unfortunately it will be very difficult convincing an employer in my field to consider me at part time.

    I've been job hunting for 4 months.

    Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    I am sitting in an office building foyer, I have an interview in 20min. This thread is so depressing. If the interview goes well, I'll be trying to negotiate a 4 day work week.

    I also just met with a recruiter earlier today who told me that unfortunately it will be very difficult convincing an employer in my field to consider me at part time.

    I've been job hunting for 4 months.

    Sigh.
    Good luck! I hope you knock their socks off enough to get the job and part time.

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    When I was teaching in London the school hours were 9-3:30

    They did have an hour lunch break with cooked meals and no playground duty for teachers but it was quite rushed trying to get 14 classes through the "cafeteria" so everyone had time to eat and play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I could have written this! I'm just not interested in a career anymore. I can always make money doing anything, I can never get that time back with my kids. My mum worked when I was young and missed all my school events and lots of milestones. That is absolutely not a slight against working mums, you all do a fabulous job so please don't feel you need to defend yourself. I'm only speaking for me. I feel so lucky and so happy to be home for an extended period. I went from very career minded to really not interested at all.
    It's funny but this is one of the reasons I do work! 😂 my mum was a sahm and wasn't involved at school and never took me anywhere anyway! I hope I can get the right balance for my family so I can have a career and be somewhat involved with what ds is up to. Wishful thinking though maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    I am sitting in an office building foyer, I have an interview in 20min. This thread is so depressing. If the interview goes well, I'll be trying to negotiate a 4 day work week.

    I also just met with a recruiter earlier today who told me that unfortunately it will be very difficult convincing an employer in my field to consider me at part time.

    I've been job hunting for 4 months.

    Sigh.
    I hope it went really well x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    I am sitting in an office building foyer, I have an interview in 20min. This thread is so depressing. If the interview goes well, I'll be trying to negotiate a 4 day work week.

    I also just met with a recruiter earlier today who told me that unfortunately it will be very difficult convincing an employer in my field to consider me at part time.

    I've been job hunting for 4 months.

    Sigh.
    Good luck!! Keep us updated on how you went. 🍀

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    Everyone's being saying how depressing this thread is so just wanted to say sorry for starting it!!

    I guess from a selfish point of view tho I've felt much less alone after reading all your comments. 😘

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    Quote Originally Posted by amiracle4me View Post
    Everyone's being saying how depressing this thread is so just wanted to say sorry for starting it!!

    I guess from a selfish point of view tho I've felt much less alone after reading all your comments. 😘
    I don't find it depressing. Sad yes that in 2016 women are in this position. But I believe things will change - and we and our partners can help things change. It's just very slow change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amiracle4me View Post
    Everyone's being saying how depressing this thread is so just wanted to say sorry for starting it!!

    I guess from a selfish point of view tho I've felt much less alone after reading all your comments. 😘
    Don't be sorry for starting it, one person may have one experience that can be the trigger for ideas for others. It's kind of nice to have it out in the open that sometimes life isn't so grand.

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