“While on Maternity Leave, can I attend a trade conference?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As a general rule of thumb, it’s the Mother’s Leave of Absence; she is free to do as she pleases while on it. In my 30+ years as an employment attorney, I have never heard of any law or company policy that stipulates what a new Mom can do, or cannot do, while on her Maternity Leave. It is her right, her leave, her time, her baby, and her business what she does on that leave of absence. Considering not returning after Maternity Leave?

giving a negative reference for a nightmare employee, I don’t want to come back after maternity leave, and more

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You definitely can’t give a reference that leaves out the worst parts. This position would require travel between several offices, and the person in the position would get to define their responsibilities in large part — it’s a big organization but a new department — so the management would be a very important part of this position. I don’t think I want to come back from maternity leave. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

I keep getting work questions while I’m on maternity leave, telling new job about a counter-offer, and more

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I keep getting work questions while I’m on maternity leave. I’ve seen a couple of questions on your blog addressing answering questions after leaving a position. I am currently on maternity leave and arranged with my employer that after a few months, I will be working part-time from home with a flexible schedule on only one piece of my previous job. If she’s emailing you at your work address, stop checking that; you’re on leave.).

Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Blogging4jobs

It’s also hot news whenever a tech giant or unicorn offers breast milk delivery or extends parental leave. Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. HR Life benefits maternity leave parental leave work perks

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update from the reader whose male colleagues didn’t believe she’d return from maternity leave

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Remember the reader whose male colleagues kept making comments about how she wouldn’t return from maternity leave , despite her clear statements that she would be returning? Here’s her update: I’m presently out on maternity leave, actually. My job involves travel, but the policy has always been to give new parents a year off of those projects as it tends to involve being away from home for 3-4 weeks at a time.

You Never Get the Time Back

WorkEngagement

The neglect on this front mirrors that re maternity leave. Burnout career Heatlh Priorities Travel Uncategorized vacation Engagement Work Engagement

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Pregnant? When, How, and What to Tell Your Boss

Sklover Working Wisdom

I know from many of my clients’ case histories that notifying their employer of a newly confirmed pregnancy, and then “navigating” the process of the many details of “pre-leave,” “leave,” and “post-leave,” were harrowing. You can also use these suggestions as a kind of checklist for your Maternity Leave planning. Perhaps in no context is that more relevant than it is in matters of pregnancy and maternity. “ It’s a great thing about being pregnant –.

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From Corporate Suits to Cotton Pyjamas

Career Shifters

We sell mum, maternity and baby pyjamas. I then started to make and sell my pyjamas online when I was on maternity leave, and they proved really popular with great feedback. I returned to work after my year of maternity leave in a different mindset.

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Tips on how to get back into the Job Market

RedStarResume

Perhaps you have been on maternity leave and now ready to jump back into the job force. Maybe you took a “time out” to travel and explore different parts of the world. Have you been out of work for an extended period of time?

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Feminism fails because women lie to each other about work. Oh, and go Cubs!

Penelope Trunk

Which is why most women who have control over their lives don’t travel for work. But look, if you have a career where you earn more than $100K, you either routinely work late, or you travel for work.

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Winning through redundancy…with Steve Preston [PODCAST – EP15]

Mildred Talabi

Steve Preston spent 30 years successfully working in the travel industry for companies including Thomas Cook and British Airways before starting his own consultancy. I am on maternity leave returning to work shortly.

2015 76

new hire wants to print everything, how can I make myself look less qualified, and more

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While we have some budget for travel, it was not intended to be used as a prerequisite to complete our daily work, and I have concerns about her ability to be seen as trustworthy by the client if she shows up every other week complaining about having to work on a laptop, expecting them to work with her on a stack of disorganized papers instead. Do I leave my master’s degree off my resume? You could leave your master’s off, but I don’t think you need to.

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Marissa Mayer becomes CEO of Yahoo, and proves women cannot have it all

Penelope Trunk

She has announced she’ll take only two weeks maternity leave. Leaving kids at home so you can do a big job at the office is old news. “It’s hard to think of a time when a CEO of a major listed tech company has gone on maternity leave.

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updates: the maternity clothes, the nude snapchats, and more

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My boss doesn’t like my maternity clothes. Her boss told me that I had nothing to worry about, to continue wearing the maternity clothing I had, and that my job was not on the line. While I was out on maternity leave (I had a baby girl!), I came back from maternity leave to a new, sane boss. Work travel expenses with a baby. My baby is 13 months now but I still nurse her to sleep every night and I’m not ready to leave her yet.

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What life would look if we said no to work-life balance (and a nod to Amazon, of course)

Penelope Trunk

Or they travel for five years and then start a career. For example, the company paid for two full-time nannies so I could travel with no notice. After all, Jacquelien Reses, head of Yahoo’s human resources, commutes from NYC to California and leaves three kids behind.

2015 83

Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Your Job

Blogging4jobs

We were terrified as we were just three short weeks from having our daughter and two weeks from the start of my maternity leave, but I’m thankful. We had time to scale back our holiday purchases and travel as my husband began to network aggressively over the holiday season.

2011 63

my new coworker is my childhood bully, getting people stop with replying-all, and more

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The temp position came about because a key employee in the research department went on maternity leave, and they needed someone to cover. Well, it turned out that I was really well suited for that work, and after the woman on maternity leave returned, the company created a new, permanent and full-time position for me in that other department. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My new coworker is my childhood bully. I recently started a new job.

2016 62

Performance Improvement Plan a Fraud? – Here’s 12 Clear Indicators

Sklover Working Wisdom

Here are but a few examples: (a) not mentioning that you were given a special assignment that took up half of your time; (b) not mentioning that all other producers had four assistants, while you were assigned only one; (c) not mentioning that you were on maternity leave for four months of the 12-month measurement period. Assigned Other Tasks, Activities, Travel. “Corrupt politicians make the other 10 percent look bad.”. – Henry Kissinger.

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political talk at work is making my life unbearable

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But the extra 5-10 minutes of walking from my department to the break room to get my food, traveling down the elevator, walking to an outdoor space, etc. is starting to add a lot of time to my eating schedule which I really don’t want to sacrifice in preparing my project to survive without me during my maternity leave.

2016 59

forced to come to work sick, distracted manager, and more

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It’s common in food service jobs for workers to be pressured to come to work even when sick (and it’s an industry that often doesn’t provide sick leave), but your employer is being especially bad by ignoring a call with your doctor. I basically worked late on my last day and was nearly late to my own leaving do, to which she didn’t turn up. Asking about a small organization’s maternity leave policies.

Build a Culture of Workplace Flexibility

Blogging4jobs

herself having just come off a work-from-home-maternity-leave), issued a personnel policy requiring all remote-working employees to convert to in-office roles. How time flies! Was it just last year that Marissa Mayer issued her now famous ban on telecommuting?

The Domestic Man. Are They Pulling Their Weight?

Blogging4jobs

As an entrepreneur, I work to juggle my travel and consulting schedule as well as my husband’s with the demands of being a mother and executing the day to day household tasks. After maternity leave, my husband took the role of stay at home dad for nearly 10 months.

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19 Female Founders & CEOs Working in HR Technology #HRTech

Blogging4jobs

I’ve been part of many conversations from the tech community since moving to Silicon Valley where I was told women are a liability particularly in the startup world where they (women) can distract male founders from doing work or better yet get pregnant having to take time off for maternity leave. Caitlin is well-traveled having spent 4 months in 2009 traveling around the world. Did I leave a women founder or CEO of an HR technology company off the list?

flaky interviewer is causing child care problems

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Then we did the math and realized that financially, my vacation time is actually more expensive than hiring a babysitter (it pays out when I leave my job and/or allows a future maternity leave to be covered at 100% salary rather than 60%). A reader writes: My husband is a stay-at-home dad for our 6-month-old daughter (amazing!) with events experience in a notoriously flaky creative industry.

my boss doesn’t want my husband to visit on a work trip, employee is too rushed in the morning, and more

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On the other hand, if it’s the kind of trip where you might be expected to do informal networking in the evenings, I can see him feeling like this isn’t ideal — because sometimes there’s an expectation that you’ll make yourself available during business travel if something comes up, like if there’s an unexpected opportunity to take a client to dinner. or leave at 3 p.m. She had a baby several months ago and returned to work full-time after her maternity leave was up.

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my coworker copies everything I do, Icy Hot at work, and more

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At the end of the day, she won’t pick up and leave until I do too. hits, she’ll suddenly start pretending to do work again until she notices I’m leaving too. But I do think you could ask her about the arrival/leaving time thing. The arrangement worked okay but not great, and now that she’s back from maternity leave I’d really like to limit her to two days a week there. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2017 51

my team is flipping out over a thank-you lunch, my new job told me they hired someone else instead, and more

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Jane also told me that they were hiring for this position because the employee who normally filled it was out on maternity leave, and they did not know when/if she was coming back. Jane apologized again and said they wouldn’t be needing me after all, so the only thing I could do was leave. This is a local wedding so no one would be required to travel or even get a hotel. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2018 69

my new coworker wants to forbid music in the office

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One of my usual coworkers just began maternity leave and won’t be back for 6-8 weeks, so we hired this new person as a temporary worker to pick up the slack in the meantime. Three of us (me, a regular coworker, and this new coworker) work in a big panopticon-style room, and sound travels really well. They say a good compromise leaves everyone unhappy, and I already listen to music so quietly I have to strain to hear it.

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my boss is pressuring me to tell my coworkers about my pregnancy sooner than I want to

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I had to tell my immediate supervisor of the situation in order to get approval to travel to a western country to visit a doctor. I do agree that they will need to eventually know, because I will be on maternity leave and some of them will have to take over some of my work. A reader writes: I am working in a large international organization based overseas in a developing country. I am also about 3.5

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employee got pregnant to avoid working on Christmas, did I burn a bridge with a former manager, and more

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During this time of year, she tries to make the schedule as fair as possible to accommodate people’s travel, time with family etc. This new baby arrived a few days before Thanksgiving, and she’ll probably return from maternity leave around the same time next year. My friend thinks she should speak to this employee when she returns from maternity leave. I think she should leave it alone. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2016 40

should I take the blame for my manager’s mistake, CEO wants to reimburse us for political contributions, and more

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Job offers, travel, and notice periods. My concern is whether it is acceptable for me to mention the travel plans if an offer is extended. My concern is that if I give my current employer a full two weeks, it’d have to be after my travel, which would push my prospective start date to past a month from the initial interviews. Yep, if they make you an offer, explain the travel plans and negotiate for that time off as part of your offer negotiations.

2016 41

sleeping on the job, helping an employee whose first language isn’t English, and more

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My question is about the correct way to list maternity leave on a resume or LinkedIn profile. I worked with a woman at a previous company who received a promotion six weeks before going on maternity leave, which lasted approximately four months. This is the only job i have and so it funds my living, traveling, and food.). It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go…. Fired for sleeping on the job.

new coworker keeps asking if I hate him, dinner with coworkers on business trips, and more

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I am new to business travel, and have found that I am expected to eat dinner with my coworkers every night. manager is on maternity leave and I’m overwhelmed, a company told me they’d call the police if I contact them again, new coworker keeps asking if I hate him, dinner with coworkers on business trips, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. New coworker keeps asking if I hate him.

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fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I don’t want to travel for work anymore. I just recently returned to work from maternity leave. My job requires me to sometimes travel, and these trips are generally two night stays, though occasionally just one. Travel is part of my job description, I’m just not willing to do it at this point. Saying, “I will no longer travel, period” might. It’s fast answer Friday — seven short answers to seven short questions.

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a coworker sent a snarky email about me, people who hover over your computer, and more

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I didn’t think it would be fair to them or a good idea in general for me to start a new challenging job while pregnant and then have to go on maternity leave 7 months into the job. I usually pause or start doing something else and then she finally leaves. All references have been notified and are eager and willing to do so over email while traveling. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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my office is in the lunchroom, I can’t get people to answer pages, and more

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I am on maternity leave and really don’t want to go back there and work in that environment. I was offered a job after my internship but want to travel first. However, I would like to travel before accepting this job, which had already been in my plans after I complete my internship. I really was not expecting a full-time offer from the company and traveling was already in my plans. I had been planning to travel for X weeks at the end of it.

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wee answer Wednesday: 7 short questions, 7 short answers

Ask A Manager

What do I need to know about when I’m leaving a job? What are the things that should come up when you leave a job? I travel quite a bit to both the main offices and client sites. Do you have any resources for planning for maternity leave? Be matter-of-fact: “I’m pregnant, I’m due on X date, and I’m planning to take X amount of time for maternity leave. It’s wee answer Wednesday! Here we go… 1.

reading into things when you shouldn’t, an overly negative staff, and more

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Their attitudes and behavior are making me feel incredibly resentful and I feel like I just want to leave. After the interview, the hiring manager gave me her cell phone number (she said she was going to be traveling), her office number, and email address. In other words, none of this means anything, you’re trying to read tea leaves when it’s fruitless to attempt it, and all you can really do is wait and see how it plays out.

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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of a company and have been working there for two months while someone is on maternity leave. While my physical location in no way impacts the work I’ll be doing (a shift well within waking hours where I live, all done online and communication is via IM and email), I can’t help but think I should mention this at least in some capacity (that I split my time or travel often, maybe not say I pretty much live overseas for the moment).

interacting with coworkers’ kids, coworker is inappropriate in front of guests, and more

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Sometimes coworkers on maternity leave will bring in their new babies to meet those in the office. Three days of sick leave is ridiculous — you could wipe that out in one go if you had an injury or the flu. This is business; people leave, and it’s often at inopportune times. The late nights, the travel, etc…just done. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. What are the expectations for interacting with coworkers’ kids?

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