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Going back to full-time employment

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OrmIrian Mon 21-Jul-08 18:05:42

I want to go back to full-time work. I am currently part-time and have been since 2003 when my 3rd child was born. What is the best way of putting my request and how likely is it that it will be granted. Anyone else been in this position?

hana Mon 21-Jul-08 18:07:14

do you have annual reviews? is that coming up? or is your manager sympathetic? I'd raise it informally I think and get a feel for the mood - then take it further

OrmIrian Mon 21-Jul-08 18:15:01

I've had my annual review already hana. Back in April.

I feel as if I have more than enough new work to fill a full-time day but as I've been more or less coping (thanks to my working at home in the evenings hmm, I'm not sure they'll see the point. Manager is sympathetic but he's not the only one I need to convince. He would definitely be my first port of call.

hana Mon 21-Jul-08 18:19:50

I'd ask to speak to your manager then and just come out and request full time work. you shouldn't be taking home work during the evenings......(unless you're a teacher grin)

OrmIrian Wed 23-Jul-08 14:18:42

Well I did it! I rang him and after much nervous throat clearing came straight out and asked! He nearly bit my hand off grin Was so pleased. Had begun to feel a bit irrelevant round the dept recently. Nice to feel valued.

Thanks for your advice hana.

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