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returning from maternity leave

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
can anyone tell me if this sounds right, im returning from maternity leave at the end of the month, i was due back around the 12th april but i still had some holidays owed so i put these on the end of that, my work have been intouch and said im due back on the 30th which is a friday, so mon-thurs are holiday days, i think seen as there holiday days then i will just start on the monday which will be 3rd may. otherwise it will be like a 7day week. they havent been intouch yet to give me my rota but when they do if they say im working fri sat and sun i was going to tell them im not as that would be a 7day week. if it makes sense. also it seems strange that im due back on a friday when i finished on a sunday as i thought it went week by week. i just wasnt sure if they are trying to be funny buggers with me, so just want to see what others think, as i dont want to say im not working it if i really should be lol
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
mite help if you tell us what industry you work in as May 3rd (Monday) is a Bank Holiday)

Even if you are working 3rd, what makes you think you'll be working Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat, if you havent seen the rota
#2
i work in a care home, i will be doing 5 shifts a week.
#3
If your holiday period after your ML has ended then they can put you on any day within your contract, thus if they could usually give you fri, sat and sun then they can put you on the rota to work those days.
#4
awoodhall2003
If your holiday period after your ML has ended then they can put you on any day within your contract, thus if they could usually give you fri, sat and sun then they can put you on the rota to work those days.


i understand that but i mean as that week will be a weeks holiday, like any other week off i have they dont make me work the other days, as its only 4 days holiday and not 5 as usual then i would think me working one day would be ok to make it like a normal working week.
#5
pink-ka
i understand that but i mean as that week will be a weeks holiday, like any other week off i have they dont make me work the other days, as its only 4 days holiday and not 5 as usual then i would think me working one day would be ok to make it like a normal working week.


So are you saying that as your work week usually works monday - sunday, and as you work 5 shifts between those days that as you have 4 days holiday you should in thoery only be working one shift. So as your holiday finishes on thursday that you should be working friday OR saturday OR sunday.

If so then yeah that does make sense, although if I was you I'd probably do the extra two days if possible, it is all extra cash. But obviously that is up to yourself.
But otherwise yes then I would argue that you usually work 5 shifts per work week, and as you have taken 4 in holiday you should only be working one shift until the new work week on monday.

Hope that is of some help.
#6
awoodhall2003
So are you saying that as your work week usually works monday - sunday, and as you work 5 shifts between those days that as you have 4 days holiday you should in thoery only be working one shift. So as your holiday finishes on thursday that you should be working friday OR saturday OR sunday.

If so then yeah that does make sense, although if I was you I'd probably do the extra two days if possible, it is all extra cash. But obviously that is up to yourself.
But otherwise yes then I would argue that you usually work 5 shifts per work week, and as you have taken 4 in holiday you should only be working one shift until the new work week on monday.

Hope that is of some help.


yeah its some help, thanks. the reason i dont want to work the extra days if i dont have to is that after that week i will only get one weekend off every 4 weeks which is crap and i will hardly see my fella so i thought it would be nice to spend our last free weekend together lol im dreading going back as i will only see my partner in passing when i get home at half 1pm then he will be leaving to start work at 2pm.
#7
pink-ka
yeah its some help, thanks. the reason i dont want to work the extra days if i dont have to is that after that week i will only get one weekend off every 4 weeks which is crap and i will hardly see my fella so i thought it would be nice to spend our last free weekend together lol im dreading going back as i will only see my partner in passing when i get home at half 1pm then he will be leaving to start work at 2pm.


Aw that sucks. That is fair enough then, I thought originally maybe you just didnt want to work a 7 day straight. My fiancee has been working hard recently, she done a 7 day stretch, two days off, 10 day stretch, two days off and doing another 7 day stretch. Cant wait till she starts her new job as she will working 3 days on 4 days off! Although it will be 12.5hr shifts!
#8
they can legitimately roster you on the friday, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
But when does the next week start? If its saturday, again crap as it sounds, they can roster you five days from then. If its monday they have to give you sat & sunday off.
banned#9
wonder-baby
they can legitimately roster you on the friday, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
But when does the next week start? If its saturday, again crap as it sounds, they can roster you five days from then. If its monday they have to give you sat & sunday off.


that's not what she's arguing, she doesn't want to work 3 days when she only has to work 1. If you work those 3 days then I would demand 2 days leave back.
#10
wonder-baby
they can legitimately roster you on the friday, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
But when does the next week start? If its saturday, again crap as it sounds, they can roster you five days from then. If its monday they have to give you sat & sunday off.


its the monday, i dont know if they are going to try and get me to work fri sat and sun but i know what there like, there crafty ******s. they will try and get away with what they can. its a shame i have to go back really but i found out i am pregnant again last month so i am better off sticking with the same job rather than getting a new one as i will only be back for 5-6 months before i go off again lol
#11
pink-ka
its the monday, i dont know if they are going to try and get me to work fri sat and sun but i know what there like, there crafty ******s. they will try and get away with what they can. its a shame i have to go back really but i found out i am pregnant again last month so i am better off sticking with the same job rather than getting a new one as i will only be back for 5-6 months before i go off again lol


if the week starts on monday, and they want you in on friday, you have to go in, but you must get saturday and sunday off.

my very best wishes on the very, very good news of another pregnancy, and just stick with the job for the few months you have to until the next one threatens to arrive. jobs are hard to come by and mothers with young children are considered the devil by some employers, so just play your currrent employers game, but make sure they don't take advantage.
#12
Surely you have had enough time off already.
#13
lumoruk
that's not what she's arguing, she doesn't want to work 3 days when she only has to work 1. If you work those 3 days then I would demand 2 days leave back.


they can't make you work extra days, but then nor can we (the worker) not go in when our contract demands it.
So if you have one day left in your five to work you have to go in for that one day, but you don't have to go in for another two, even if they offer extra payments, days back etc.:thumbsup:
#14
pinkleponkle
Surely you have had enough time off already.


yeah i will of had 9 months off but i dont want to be working extra days when i dont have to.
banned#15
Surely you have had enough time off already.


Not if you are a lazy ****** and don´t want to return to work.
banned#16
toshapetriji;8336992
Not if you are a lazy ****** and don´t want to return to work.

and people wonder why employers are reluctant to take on women of child bearing age! :w00t:
#17
toshapetriji
Not if you are a lazy ****** and don´t want to return to work.


not sure if this is saying i am lazy lol but im not a lazy ****** as i am going back to work and i will also return back to work when ive had my next child. yeah it would be nice not to have to work so i could watch my children grow up but needs must to feed the family and keep a roof over our heads.
#18
pinkleponkle;8336627
Surely you have had enough time off already.

Seems a bit insensitive to me. Surely Op was clear she wants as much time as she is entitled to, and rightly so in my opinion. A new baby and back to work after only 9 months is not easy.
Op, I would contact your workplace and say you do not understand how your return date was calculated and ask for them to explain. If you are then not happy take it to your union for them to do some detailed calculations with you. It is difficult with shift work to get a right answer without a very detailed look at the dates.

Good luck on you return to work.
#19
pinkleponkle
Surely you have had enough time off already.


this
csiman
and people wonder why employers are reluctant to take on women of child bearing age! :w00t:


and this


OP why not just ask your employer to explain things to you,they will know much more then randoms on the interweb
#20
toshapetriji;8336992
Not if you are a lazy ****** and don´t want to return to work.

Speaks a *********** who has had no part in bringing up a child.
csiman;8337283
and people wonder why employers are reluctant to take on women of child bearing age! :w00t:

No one wonders it obvious. While employers are happy to make money from fully grown workers, they don't think they have any responsibility for bringing up the next generation of workers for their factories and offices.
#21
Plum
No one wonders it obvious. While employers are happy to make money from fully grown workers, they don't think they have any responsibility for bringing up the next generation of workers for their factories and offices.


Which is quite correct, why should an employer pay for children they havent beared. I particularly liked the post about the next child, going for employee of the year here.
#22
pinkleponkle;8338119
Which is quite correct, why should an employer pay for children they havent beared.


Because is is part of the real cost for producing a worker that they are happy to have to make profits from.
Workers don't arrive on the planet fully grown.
#23
boothy

OP why not just ask your employer to explain things to you,they will know much more then randoms on the interweb


Think the OP was trying to get an idea of whether they (the employer) could do it or not WHEN she gets the rota. Thus is question before she goes to her employer if the rota is as she believes.
But as usual the misc rambling turns bitter (not directed at you Boothy, your one of the good guys).
banned#24
Plum;8338132
Because is is part of the real cost for producing a worker that they are happy to have to make profits from.
Workers don't arrive on the planet fully grown.

so if you started up a business and employed 3 women, would you be happy to bear the costs of employing a replacement for each them for 9 months every few years as well as paying their maternity wages? :thinking:
#25
csiman
so if you started up a business and employed 3 women, would you be happy to bear the costs of employing a replacement for each them for 9 months every few years as well as paying their maternity wages? :thinking:


As long as they are good at their job, then yes it comes with the employee. Furthermore, if the allowance is made that males can take the female extended maternity leave then you would have the same argument with males in the workplace as well!
#26
for everyone thats moaning how did you get into the world and did your mothers ever work or were they all lazy like someone was implying i was. ive worked from being 16 and i am not a lazy bum like some people who dont even have kids to worry about they just cant be bothered working and expect us tax payers to pay for them to get drunk and sit on their bums all day.

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