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LAST CHANCE: UK MNers: Complete a survey about working and having children - you could win a £200 Love2Shop voucher NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 17-Feb-14 15:50:20

We're working with a company who want to know more about the impact that having children can sometimes have on parents' careers. They're interested in hearing your opinions and experiences of having a family and working.

This survey is open to all UK MNers who have at least one child and were working before they had children. It doesn't matter whether you are currently in paid work or not, we'd still love to hear from you.

Click here to complete the survey.

Everyone who completes the survey and adds their email address at the end will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £200 Love2Shop voucher.

Thanks and good luck!

HoratiaDrelincourt Mon 17-Feb-14 17:21:11

Children's age range says "under one" then "two" with no category for one-year-olds.

Apart from that no problems. Better questions than I'm used to on the subject!

KatherinaMinola Mon 17-Feb-14 17:45:20

Done. Q17 is worded ambiguously, by the way.

MrsBungle Mon 17-Feb-14 18:19:48

Done although there's no category for my child's age -18 months.

DurhamDurham Mon 17-Feb-14 18:20:30

Completed, now feeling like the high powered business woman that I am not gringrin

Nouseforausername Mon 17-Feb-14 18:53:02


FadBook Mon 17-Feb-14 19:23:03

Completed. Interesting questions on identity

Mignonette Mon 17-Feb-14 21:22:01


Fishandjam Mon 17-Feb-14 22:31:56


AnnaLegovah Tue 18-Feb-14 10:06:53

There's nothing in there about working from home - I had to put that my working pattern hadn't changed since I'm still FT but now I work from home one day a week.

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 18-Feb-14 11:26:18

Thanks to everyone who has filled in the survey so far smile

We've now changed the children's age range to include one-year-olds and we've included an option for working from home. MrsBungle, HoratiaDrelincourt and AnnaLegovah - I'll PM all of you shortly about editing your responses to reflect these changes.

If anyone else would like to edit their responses to reflect the changes, please PM me smile

NumptyNameChange Tue 18-Feb-14 12:10:04

i found it hard to answer the 'identity' question with regard to work as it really so depends on the quality of that work. of course a purposeful job with good colleagues, appreciation and tangible results etc boosts a person and has a positive impact on their identity but then again a negative, stressful environment with no support and a lot of blame and tension has a negative effect and leaves people exhausted and having little left to bring to parenting and therefore a negative impact of their sense of identity as a parent.

TeamSwitzerland Tue 18-Feb-14 21:38:49

All done! interesting survey xxxx smile

Ohhelpohnoitsa Wed 19-Feb-14 22:19:46

oooh that was a good one! I ranted a bit; didnt know I was. so passionate about it.

Stockhausen Mon 24-Feb-14 16:47:19


smorticus Mon 24-Feb-14 18:41:02

Ooo that was a good one! smile

Salhal Mon 24-Feb-14 19:16:29


Ledkr Mon 24-Feb-14 21:44:01

Done, yes very interesting questions.


Food for thought.

Fanjango Tue 25-Feb-14 00:55:50

Done. All these ask about numbers of children and ages. I hope they don't think I'm lying as I have to state 4 kids but 3 ages due to having twins. There is never a place to explain this grin

Davinaaddict Tue 25-Feb-14 05:40:31


SmileItsSunny Tue 25-Feb-14 13:09:52


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trixymalixy Wed 26-Feb-14 21:00:48


zipzap Fri 28-Feb-14 11:48:36

argh. I don't remember putting dc's ages in - just number of dc. If I've missed it then they please could you add them in - they're 8 & 5. Thanks!

I also thought the level of work question was quite tricky to answer - the way the levels were listed (senior managerial, junior managerial, etc) made it look like it was a scale but clerical and professional were ranked together and they encompass a vast range - say from a doctor, lawyer or civil engineer at a senior level through to those doing the filing or data entry... It seems odd to want to specify between senior and junior managers and then lump these two together, and not even want to distinguish senior and junior professionals.

Chunderella Fri 28-Feb-14 18:25:28

Do the salary questions refer to pro rata? For example I earn less now than I did before having DC, due to being part time whereas previously full time. But my full time salary has increased- I get a lower percentage of a higher amount. So I'm not sure which to tick.

TSSDNCOP Fri 28-Feb-14 18:40:13


<commence fantasy about spending £200 Lovevouchers>


TalisaMaegyr Sat 01-Mar-14 20:03:22


serin Sun 02-Mar-14 16:50:33

Done x

NoelOfLorst Sun 02-Mar-14 19:25:39


spleenyone Sun 02-Mar-14 21:07:50


morethanpotatoprints Sun 02-Mar-14 23:07:23

Not a very good survey, if you don't work even though it states you still meet the criteria, there are no questions relating to this really.
A bit silly really.

MrsShrek3 Mon 03-Mar-14 00:20:48

done. interesting and more intelligently angled than most surveys we do.

ILoveWooly Mon 03-Mar-14 16:22:49

Done. Rather reflective.

bubby64 Wed 05-Mar-14 12:52:49

Done, made me actually think about my career path since having children, as its been more by luck than judgement that its been maintained as much as it has done. Also the identity questions are good ones.

Lemonylemon Wed 05-Mar-14 13:11:01


gleegeek Wed 05-Mar-14 17:00:31

Done, difficult survey to cover my circumstances (ill health)

babySophieRose Wed 05-Mar-14 21:48:16

I wonder if you publish the winners anywhere on mumsnet site. I have done a few surveys and would like to know where you can check it. Thanks smile

elpth Thu 06-Mar-14 09:42:23


themoneyone Thu 06-Mar-14 14:07:38

done grin

scottishmummy Thu 06-Mar-14 19:10:40


LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Thu 06-Mar-14 23:51:49


LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Thu 06-Mar-14 23:52:38

I had the same issue as Chunderella

gabrielaromt Fri 07-Mar-14 16:16:45




DiscoBiscuits Sun 09-Mar-14 10:17:53


BooRooandTiggerToo Tue 11-Mar-14 14:44:07

Completed smile

jojack17 Tue 11-Mar-14 18:43:50

Yep, done it


cricketpitch Thu 13-Mar-14 19:22:09

Not a bad survey.
I'd be interested to see the results

toothachereturns Sun 16-Mar-14 21:03:29


Dondons1 Tue 18-Mar-14 09:21:16

Done. Wanted to say so much more though. Defo got me thinking

nizzj Thu 20-Mar-14 00:22:11

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 20-Mar-14 12:14:54

Thank you everyone who completed the survey. Congratulations to alittlebitcountry who won the prize draw for a £200 Love2Shop voucher! We'll be in touch shortly.

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