A returners story from a working mother
Posted: Tuesday October 23 2018
By: Abbie Coleman
We have been speaking with so many working mums about their returner stories, the good the bad and the ugly stories. We will be featuring returner stories all through November 2018. So if you have a story please contact us on email@example.com.
A Maternity Returner Story From One Working Mother
A returners story, we have been speaking with so many working mums about their returner stories, the good the bad and the ugly stories. We will be featuring returning to work after maternity stories. So if you have a story please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Mortgage Advisors Maternity Returner Journey
When I returned to work after a year away to have my child, I was unfairly and not within industry guidelines, stripped of the competency status I had previously held. Their reasoning was that having been away from work for a year I was no longer competent in a role I had performed for over 5 years before I had my son.
This meant I was expected to fully re-train for the job, stay over in different cities, away from my child for the first time. I felt for the first time in my career a sense of unworthiness. I saw people who had only just started the role attending the same courses as me and, more importantly than that, being paid more than me.
Within a month of my return the company I was told I wasn’t going to be eligible for a pay rise that was being applied to everyone else with the same level of experience as I had. I got the pay rise and the back pay authorised on the day I left, which was 5 months after I had raised it with my line manager. In the end I got so fed up of asking for what I felt I was entitled to I had to leave.