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08/04/2014 at 12:45
has anyone here not reurned to work after ML?
if i havent received an enhanced package is it as simple as handing in my notice?
08/04/2014 at 12:58
I didn't return.
I did get an enhanced package not just stat pay.
I was very lucky in that they didn't make me pAy anything back .
Whilst I was on Mat leave H got the opportunity to transfer offices from Sheffield to Manchester and we accepted as it meant we would then be close to family.
I sent my resignation letter saying that due to my husbands job being relocated I was unable to return to work as it would be a 1.5-2 hour drive.
I was expecting them to ask for money back but they didn't.
Different circumstances to you though I assume.
08/04/2014 at 13:00
we have just had a big shake up announced in the office, and i dont think i could face coming back here ,
08/04/2014 at 13:08
If you're not getting anything beyond SMP you can just had in your resignation. If you get the 90% you might have to pay it back but some company's state that in policy but don't do it. You can hand in your resignation at any point during your mat leave and just give the normal notice. If they are doing a big shake up you might be able to wangle some kind of redundancy package too!
Is there a financial benefit to delaying tendering your resignation? Plenty of folk change their perspective about working after birth...
08/04/2014 at 13:18
Like counter said, I would wait. You can have up to 12 months off by which time you may be ready for adult company and brain stimulation!
If you then want a job, but a new one not your old one, it looks better on your cv as there isn't a gap in employment.
Eg- while on mat leave you are still employed, so when applying for jobs they are not looking at your cv as someone who has been out of work for x number of months
08/04/2014 at 13:20
My work already knew I wouldn't be returning but I didn't put it in writing until about 10 weeks prior to the date I would've returned.
08/04/2014 at 13:25
i will want to come back to work but not here, i think i will try somewhere new
08/04/2014 at 13:35
Monnie, I'd be tempted to resign after you've had all your mat pay etc :)
thats what i was thinking :-(
08/04/2014 at 13:36
I wouldn't hand your notice in yet. I'd keep your options open and start applying for new positions when you're ready. Even if you don't like the place, having the option of a job to go back to, even if you don't actually plan on staying very long will be much less stressful than desperately searching for one next year. You may even end up doing something even worse because needs must (and I know you like to be organised with your finances!!)
08/04/2014 at 13:56
lol very true ducky xx
08/04/2014 at 14:08
I think what Ducky says is true, I would leave it as is at the moment and take your redundency. it is actually easier to find a job from a job so personally I think knowing you have it to return to if needs must is a good things (better the devil you know and all that!) plus the chance of redundency is also something you need to consider. Will work out in the end for you I am sure plus the jobs market it picking up at the moment
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