I work for a company where working part time is practically considered a bad word. They just don't do it. So, basically they are behind in the fact that some women would like that option becasue they have a family. I don't know how long it had been at my compnay since someone had a baby before I did. Everyone thought I wasn't coming back, but fact was I had to. I don't have a choice. Luckily for me, my mother comes to our house 4 days a week to watch our baby. It still didn't help the fact that I longed to be with him and not at work. It took almost a year for that horrible feeling of being away from him to go away. I should mention that my job pay pretty well, is close by and was not really stressful. Thank goodness for that!
So after nine months of being back at work there was one day when I was so depressed thinking I was going to work full time for the next 30 years and how I would love part time. So I got the courage to mention it to HR. I was shocked that he said they actually had a project that needed to be done and at the beginning on the year the project would go part time (4 days a week). I couldn't belive it. New jobs just don't come up in this company. I jumped at the opportunity and in the process made some people angry that I received the job instead of senior people. So the job was to stay temporary for a few months and go permanent. Well, I got pregnant again shortly after I started this project and I asked about the HR person about what they said about the job going part time. He actually had the nerve to play dumb that he never said it would go part time. I was shocked. So basically now they are telling me nothing and the project has turned into the project to hell. After piecing it together, I found out I was offered this priject becasue others had failed at it and others didn't want it. They know I won't ask to go back to my old jiob in case there is a chance a it might go part time. So three months I asked them if they could make this job a part time one and they said "we'll take care of you" and hoepfully the only part time person who works there will retire and I can have her job. Well, it looks she's not retiring and no one has told me anything. I'm due in 6 weeks now and feel like I've been lied to just so I would take on this project, whcih I bet they are not thrilled I'm going to be out on leave before it's finished.