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Now I am generally impatient but...

(11 Posts)
Glindathegoodwitch Tue 19-May-15 10:07:56

I CANNOT WAIT FOR MATERNITY LEAVE!!! Whispers that I am only 6+3...

I think the thought of actually not having to come here for a whole year is just soooooooooooooo amazing and clearly highlighting how unhappy I am with my current job. And whilst on maternity leave, I am considering retraining. Anybody else had these feelings or done this? Is it just because I have only slept 4 hours a night for the past 2 weeks or is it because I even have to contain my morning sickness at work because of some of the horrible people I work with? I'm starting to wonder if I will last the distance until Christmas Eve (when I plan to go off!)

tindel Tue 19-May-15 10:37:39

I feel quite similarly - I was not getting on with my job at all, to the extent of being halfway through a job application form when I got pregnant! Obviously, I scrapped that, but keep seeing the odd suitable job that I know I just can't apply for right now.

My job has actually improved since I found out (am almost 21 weeks now), but I have already made up my mind that I almost certainly won't be going back afterwards. Partly because I'm not really enjoying it, but also the logistics of both DH and I juggling 3 hours of commuting with childcare. I will need to go back to work, but I will look for something much closer to home. The likelihood of my finding a similar job is less likely, so I may end up doing something different. I am not planning to retrain, due to lack of inspiration and anticipated lack of spare time (!), so my plan is to produce a more skills-oriented CV so that I can demonstrate that I could do something else.

Roseybee10 Tue 19-May-15 10:55:42

I'm dreading going back to work already and still have about 8 months left before I need to go back. I really need a career change ��

Glindathegoodwitch Tue 19-May-15 11:20:52

I am glad it's improving for you tindel and good luck with finding a new job! Roseybee are you definitely going to go back? I think a career change sounds delightful!! I am currently half way through a degree of what I am doing and I know in my heart of hearts it isn't what I want to do and do not want to waste the next couple of years hating my job rather than enjoying baby's first years...We are financially secure so I think I could manage to re-train. Becoming a TA sounds appealing to me, mostly because of the ease I would have of holidays with the kids but I think I would also enjoy working with children... just how?!

craftynanny Tue 19-May-15 11:27:26

I too have had similar thoughts..I'm a nanny and have been for years, I work for two different families and look after 5 children altogether, and although there is the benefit of being able to bring my own baby to work if need be (which wouldn't be my first choice) part of me thinks that I'll be so tired from looking after everyone else's children that when I get home I won't have any enthusiasm to do it all again with my own! Being a nanny wasn't something I wanted to do long-term and I think this might be the right time to train in something completely differentconfused No idea what though!

Roseybee10 Tue 19-May-15 11:27:41

I'll have to financially unfortunately. I'm a primary teacher and while I love the teaching part, I've become so jaded by the expectations and the paper work and impossible hours that I hate it now. Makes me so sad as I LOVED teaching when I started. X

ARV1981 Tue 19-May-15 12:29:31

I'm feeling the same. I hate my job. When I first found out about the pregnancy there were redundancies, if I'd not been pregnant at the time I'd have accepted redundancy!

Now I know I'm not going back after mat leave. Money will be tight, but I just can't imagine leaving my baby to go to a job I hate. I'd rather do without than that!

Only got 10 weeks until I take annual leave, and then mat leave. I can't wait! Literally counting the weeks down now!

Good luck with your pregnancy and congratulations!

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Tue 19-May-15 16:00:20

Oh yes, feeling the same. I mentally 'checked out' around week 18 when I realised that the second trimester wasn't going to be any better than the first. Now counting down 9 weeks to go! I should go back for financial reasons but I am desperately trying to think of another way to make money so I don't have to...

cantthinkofaname87 Tue 19-May-15 16:45:28

11 weeks here and counting down to leaving already! Have decided I won't go back as I have not enjoyed my job for far too long now... Finding it hard to keep motivated at the moment though!

cantthinkofaname87 Tue 19-May-15 16:46:15

Also, what stage did you / are you planning on starting maternity leave?

pinkie1982 Tue 19-May-15 17:07:25

I'm off next Friday at 36 weeks. I loved my job until the last two weeks when I feel like I have just had enough as they have messed about with my cover and I've wasted a month training someone for nothing!

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