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Flexible working starts here!

on August 8, 2014

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It’s been a week of new beginnings in the Bear household!  After several weeks of nail-biting meetings with my manager at work and HR, I started my new flexible working hours!  From the minute that I submitted my flexible working application form at work, to the minute I found out that they would meet me half way, I thought of very little else to be honest!  I had to request my new hours because otherwise we wouldn’t have managed to work out the school run in September when a new chapter begins.  So to say that it was a massive relief is, quite possibly, the understatement of the year… Well, that and getting our first choice of school for our little bear 🙂


Yes, this was the week that I started my new hours.  The same amount of hours, just different ‘shifts’ without the actual shift work.  If I’m not making much sense, then please forgive me but I’ve spent most of the week waking up, working out what day it, what shift hubby is on, whether I’m starting work at 9 am or later, what time I need to get our little bear off to the childminder…!


And now that the week’s over, it’s time for a week off work!  Yippeeeee!


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8 responses to “Flexible working starts here!

  1. That’s great news, so pleased it’s working out for you and Bear, even if you’re totally losing track of the days! Have a lovely week off x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. Ooh a week off work, lovely! Hope you enjoy your time off.
    It’s great that you have managed to work something out with your employer so you can work around school.
    My little girl is starting school this year too, it’s a big change for us all!

  3. Not A Frumpy Mum says:

    Well done on getting flexible working, it can. Must be a huge relief! xx

  4. Wow! Getting what you want is really a nice thing! Goodluck with the new shift and your LO starting school. Mine will start too and we are excited! #wotw

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