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hamstring Fri 12-Jun-09 19:15:54

I work in a small village school as a TA and am on maternity leave since end of January.I originally told head that i would return September but have changed my mind.I love being at home with baby and maternity pay is same almost as what I get payed .Irang the scool this week to tell them my decision apparently other staff are covering my position at present so they were hoping id be back.
thoughts please

hercules1 Fri 12-Jun-09 19:17:48

Do you mean you are not going back at all? Make sure you put your decisions in writing and know if and how much you have to pay back.

Trust me, it will be no big deal to the school like it is to you. Staff come and go all the time.

MIAonline Fri 12-Jun-09 19:28:59

No you shouldn't feel guilty.

You have changed your mind, which is your choice. it may inconvenience the school, but its not something they can't sort out easily.

I am presuming that you mean you are taking longer off than anticipated?

Enjoy this time, its too special to worry about what they think! smile

hamstring Fri 12-Jun-09 19:31:24

I am entitled to a year off so I wanted to return next jan

cornsilk Fri 12-Jun-09 19:32:05

No don't feel at all guilty.

hamstring Fri 12-Jun-09 21:54:31

just off the phone from the head. She was very supportive, feel much better.
thanks for all your input

fucksticks Fri 12-Jun-09 21:56:47

you know that you wont get any maternity pay Sep to Jan dont you?
You're entitled to a year off, but only 9 months pay...

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