Whether you’re returning to an old job, or hunting for a new one, don’t let going back to work be daunting. Supernanny Jo Frost prepares you for heading back to work…
Talk about itFirstly, talk to your boss. Companies are obliged to consider a request for your job to become part-time if you want it to. If it’s a viable option, you could negotiate an arrangement to work some of the time from home or a few days a week. See both sidesRemember you need to be flexible. This isn’t about you going into the office and saying, “I’m a mum now so you have to accommodate me.” Take solutions not problems in to your meeting, and be prepared to discuss ideas on how it’ll all move forward.Think through the optionsNow you’ve had a baby, there are so many new options open to you. Think about what kind of mum you are. Could you work part-time? Could you set up your own business from home? There are so many things you could try.
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