Can't afford to drop the salary whistlestop I'm the main earner in our family and would mean losing around £600pcm which we just can't make up in cutbacks. But yes I think it's a morale issue. Though the rest of my team are mainly 40+ year old men who play golf on a Friday avo under the guise of networking (but that's another issue )
Correct procedure was followed ising today was the meeting following my written request. They are going to formally respond in writing within 14 days. I suspect the written reason may be different that what I was told today
To be honest I knew they wouldn't agree, there's no real benefit to them except to keep me happy and I understand they're not going to do that to the detriment of the team morale. I can't really complain they've been pretty good - this is my 2nd period of mat leave in 18 months as sadly dd2 died at birth and we had dd3 less than a year later so it was a lot to expect. Just gutted
Oh, I'm so sorry, it sounds like you have had a real roller coaster of a time in the last few years. You can appeal the decision - the benefit to the business is that they don't lose a motivated, experienced member of staff.
FWIW I had my flexible working request turned down so I said nuts to them, left and started my own business. Now working successfully and spending quality time with my DD. Turned out my skills were transferable and very useful!