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10/06/2012 at 23:42
im also a shift worker in childcare and while i was granted going from 5 days to 3 no problem, my request to have just one set day, or even one usual day which they could change if really necessary, was denied as "no one has that right here." i dont know the 8 reasons, im pretty sure that wouldnt be one of them. And actually, quite a few people have that right unofficially.
I have been lucky enough to find a flexible nursery who will let me book each session indicidually, with no retainer if im on holiday. of course its still weekdays and doesnt cover nights and weekends but i have my oh for that. my mum is great also at bridging gaps, getting lo home to bed when i work late etc. without family support, even with the rarity of a flexible nursery, i have no idea how i would make it work. its made me think of waiting longer to have a second child as the thought of doing it all with two would be such a lot for everyone in this day and age so few people can afford to live on one salary. I very much see the appeal of it if we could, could handle being a bit poorer and would probably just get on and have another bubba fairly quickly, then go back to work when they're older! but not an option for us sadly.
just out of interest would love to hear what the 8 reasons are. I think employers take the risk that you probably wont bother fighting it. Incidentally, i want to continue bf and i know my manager has not followed the law with that. she's supposed to risk assess me as a breast feeding woman, and the law stipulates not that i must be given time to express milk, but to rest (which is the same thing really). she hasnt risk assessed me and has told me i can do it if its not busy. hardly right really but like others have said, who wants to return from mat leave and annoy their boss and upset everyone, Its hard enough integrating back in as well as being a new mummy! x
10/06/2012 at 23:43
sorry, meant to say im a shiftworker in healthcare, not childcare! x
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