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Should I stop working on a Saturday?

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musicmomma Mon 07-Nov-16 13:20:48

I have a job for a local community project which is 30 Saturdays a year. I have M.E. and so have very little energy, and sometimes really struggle to get to the job. The rest of the week I work from home so that's okay. I can't book any Saturdays off as holidays because it's only 30 a year, so you are supposed to be there for those ones. Which I totally get.

The thing is I am now pregnant with my first baby smile smile smile and I'm wondering whether it is time to resign from this job and just continue to work from home? I really enjoy this job and I get on well with everyone there. It's also nice to go out to work one day a week as I am at home the rest of the time. The money is of no consequence, I just enjoy the job.

Am I going to be too exhausted to go to work once the baby is here? I would get maternity leave, but it would be an absolute pittance payment compared to what I would get if I resigned and got maternity allowance from my self employed work. Although I don't think this is going to be much either! Like I said, the money isn't the issue, it's just whether I would be too exhausted to continue to go to work? Also I would like to keep weekends for family time once I have my own baby.

What do you think Mumsnetters??

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