how do i tell boss i changed my mind...
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|Wed, 06-20-2007 - 10:14am|
i've never been the stay at home mom type. when i had my first son 4 yrs ago it was a given that i'd go back to work. now i'm in a different situation remarried and just had my second child 6 weeks ago. i'm only halfway through my maternity leave. thru my whole pregnancy i said i would be out 12 weeks and come back. i love my job... i love the clients, my coworkers, my boss is AMAZINGly supportive, and i love what i do.
however, my oldest son misses the cutoff for kindergarten by two days and isn't emotionally ready yet anyway. so he has one more year in daycare. with the cost of putting two kids in daycare, i'll only bring home about $70-80 a week for a full week's work. i'm not working for the insurance benefits, so that's no issue. so i'd really be working for my "sanity" at the value of only $70-80. i don't think that's worth it. we've got so much we are saving up for as a family.
i've done alot of thinking and the most cost effective thing for my family is for me to stay home for a year. i can be with the baby and keep my oldest in daycare. that way we could still save and i won't feel like i'm spending valuable time away from my family for pennies. i don't think i could stay home forever since i love my work and would go stircrazy at home.
since i've totally changed my original plan i don't know how to tell my boss. i'd like to go back to work there since they have been so great to me over the last 2 years. but i know that legally they don't have to hold my job for me and could tell me to pound sand.
and also, his wife is pregnant due any minute.... i don't want to look like a jerk!!
he sent me this email:
"Good afternoon, I hope everyone is doing ok. I was curious if you had a return date in mind.
Eight weeks would be July 5th. Twelve weeks would be August 3rd.
Selfishly, my wife is already 1 cm dialated and we may be having the baby sooner than later.
I wanted to coordinate with our other office regarding them sending someone down to he.
how do i approach this so i can go back there next september when my oldest goes to scool and we only have one daycare to worry about??