A few weeks ago, the temp filling in for me while I’m out on leave, called to say she wouldn’t be returning after October 1st. Legally I can take leave until the end of November but I was reluctant to leave my employer in a bind. Usually, I’m not one to take advantage when the cards are in my favor but… I want to be with my son as long and as much as humanly possible soooo… I played my best hand.
I negotiated with the HR department to only work 2 days per week until the end of the year and return to full-time status in January. I asked that my benefits remain the same and I accrue vacation time at the normal rate.
Turns out, I can be quite bossy.
HR approved my request.
I start this week but it’s easier knowing it’s only part-time. Let’s just hope our checkbook can survive!