I am going back to work next month after maternity leave to a different role due to a re-organisation. My main concern is that I've had reduced hours agreed by my new manager but I have a feeling that the role will warrant more than the 30 hours agreed. The level which I'm at states that I should be able to work additional hours as part of my role. The whole point of me reducing my hours is to have a better work life balance. Where do I stand i.e. what number of hours would be acceptable on a 30 hour week?
I was made redundant and have applied for over 300 positions. It could be a problem with my CV or my reference due to a difficult former manager. I have even applied for cleaning positions. I would like to do something more creative and home-based.
Does Working Families Tax Credit cover after school clubs and holiday playschemes? We only have a private after school club in my area which is expensive. I only need the after school club for one day a week. Can you advise?
I am due to go on maternity leave in a few months and my employer has approached me to find out what my intentions are when I return. I have expressed a wish to request flexible working hours, but have been told this is too soon as the company is unsure what the situation will be in a year. I am worried they will reject it.
Redundancy announcements are likely to be more common in the next few months, but what do you do when you get the bad news? Working Mums has some tips.