Going back to work, eventually

I know I'm only 5 months into ML but with thinking about going back to work because money is tight as MA is just pure shet. I'm in two minds about going back, for one I haven't heard from anyone at my job since I told them I gave birth, which was 5 months ago. It's just giving 'I don't care' vibes. My friends all talk about how their managers or colleagues got them pressies, I don't mind about that at all but just a check in text or email would be nice. Anyone else had this attitude towards yourself from your job? It's making me not want to go back whatsoever or am I being stupid? Why do I want to work for a company that doesn't care for me? I don't know 🤷🏻‍♀️
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I think it’s maybe been a miscommunication. Some people prefer no contact and others want it. They have probably assumed you want to enjoy your time off and not have to think about work.

I was a manager of a fairly small shop in quite a bit charity company. Not one person messaged to check in on us/wish us well etc. none of them even got me a card, nothing. Not even my regional manager. I’ve been out and about a few times and my staff have actually purposely ignored me and my little girl, or just said hi and not bothered to stop. I’ve decided not to go back. Thankfully I have a good amount of money saved and my partner earns enough to cover us. It’s sad because I like the social aspect of work but I’m not going to work to earn money for it to all go on childcare when my staff don’t even care about us 🤣

@Lorren I feel you. I didn't receive anything either, I also left on my last day without telling anyone (managers knew) but I just wished people had more compassion, especially when I work in a college. I've seen a few people in town, but I have some anxiety about people from work. A few have stopped and spoken to me in a rush but that's not the point, it's not hard to spend a simple email. My emails are mostly logged in - just in case I miss something important. I'm not to sure what to do, before I got pregnant I was looking to leave as was unhappy but now becoming a mum I want to be a stay at home mum till baby is a toddler and then start fresh but money is so tight !

@Lesley for sure, I get that. I don't know if it's that or my anxious arse blaming myself and thinking they hate me 🤣

I share your feelings entirely. It’s so difficult isn’t it. Whilst my partner can provide for us both, we do have a very busy lifestyle and we’d like to travel with LO. I’m doing a few side hustles whilst on maternity, just to keep a bit of money together (I’m only maternity allowance!). Itd be nice to stay at home with her until she’s a toddler, but I can’t see the economy improving any time soon 😭 I’m just going to take it a day at a time. Thing is, there are plenty of jobs out there so I know it wouldn’t take me long to find one once I decided to go back.

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