I have gone back to work part time after my 2nd dc and although I am there every day until 1.30pm I feel quite left out. We are only a small team and obviously I do miss out on what goes on in the afternoons. We each have our areas of responsibility but more & more it seems my boss is giving my areas to another lady who is full time. She also gets the most interesting work whilst mine is becoming fairly repetitive. We are the same grade and job title but I feel more & more like I'm not really thought of in the same way as her although I have been there a lot longer. I am grateful for my hours and the fact I am lucky enough to have a good job and be able to see my dc every afternoon. I just feel a bit overlooked I suppose. Should I just be happy I have what I have and stop dwelling on it? I just feel a bit down at work at the moment and not sure what to do, if anything really. Anyone else feel like this?
I felt like this and approached my boss and told him how I felt. He didn't realise I felt that way and then tried to actively get me more involved in more things. No harm in saying how you feel but with a positive spin I.e you want to do as much as possible to move the company forward etc.
Yes I work half the hours I used to, am one of a team of 4 and each responsible for own areas but now others are in my area making up the extra hours also everything changes each day I go in and never know where anything is.