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06/12/2012 at 14:02
I've read through the policy, but it's so complicated and so long, and parts of it are so vague! (nearly 60 pages of it!) think it's more for HR then staff to know what the hell to do! I have a feeling it's because things are always up in the air in the NHS lately, but I'll stand my ground and follow that advice, thanks Tweetie and Nottslass!
06/12/2012 at 14:13
I work for NHS HR and we like to know if you have a vague idea what you are planning but we don't need to know. Especially if you don't know. A lot of people change their mind on mat leave and extend, come back early or don't come back at all which in a lot of cases is very different to what they said they wanted to do. Also you have 3 months after your 52 weeks maternity to find alternative NHS employment so you actually have 15 months before you would need to pay anything back. But like the others have said, you can go part time and also use annual leave so you will only really work for about 2 months out of the 3. As long as you come back for 3 months you don't have to pay the OMP back. We had a lady who came back 7.5 hours a week for 3 months then left so please don't worry. I answered you on fb too so if you need any more clarity or pay breakdowns I'm your gal!
06/12/2012 at 14:30
Aw thanks Jonesy!!!! You gals are fab-u-lous!
06/12/2012 at 15:14
Gbutterfly, it might also be worth working out what you would get in your hand, rather than thinking "well I currently get paid £1000 per month so if I work 3 days out of 5 I will get £600" because you have to remember you'll be taxed less as well. Try it out on www.listentotaxman.com and see what happens. I had thought it wouldn't be cost-effective going part-time but when I tried it, it works out that I get paid a lot more 'per day' working 3 days a week... firstly I am taxed less, secondly the amount I pay into my pension goes down and thirdly I stop paying back the student loan.
06/12/2012 at 15:54
Remember if you go back to work you can get childcare vouchers which are a tax saving. People were discussing it yesterday on this thread mumdrum.com/.../873.aspx.
08/03/2018 at 14:56
Hi, I’m on maternity now, and yesterday I spoke with my manager and he told me that I need back to work after my maternity for my normal shift for three months!!! I read maternity policy and I now that I have to back to work for three months and then I do not repaying anything but I can change my working pattern, right? Can someone hel me with this?
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