Easing Back to Work After Maternity Leave


Diana returned to a entire world incredibly distinct than the 1 she’d left in early 2021. EDITED had grown, the pandemic had shrunk, and most importantly, there was a new gentleman in her existence. 

As an undiagnosed workaholic, having a year absent from perform appeared like the most complicated factor. Obtaining been utilized since I was 15 many years aged, who and what am I without the need of my get the job done? Would I lose my identity devoid of functioning or would I really feel an too much to handle will need to be with my newborn 24/7? Preparing to completely change off your ‘work brain’ and go to ‘baby brain’ extra an added layer of self reflection I hadn’t anticipated. To say it is all a surreal encounter is these types of an understatement.

So, reflecting back again now with my a single-yr-old son, I preferred to share how critical it has been to operate for a supportive and adaptable enterprise like EDITED in the hope that other businesses who really don’t have this set up may well abide by go well with.

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As a Dane, my specifications for organization rewards might be substantial but I come to feel blessed that when I left for mat leave, I did not have to tell my function when I was planning to occur back. How can you system for the unplanned? Just recognizing that EDITED supported this new journey with out a timetable lessened any pressure I may perhaps have been experience. The truth that they offer aggressive maternity and paternity go away fork out made me come to feel very pleased to operate here – why really should these new duties all drop on the mom? And who would have considered the great importance of a re-onboarding system, because how a great deal can occur to a company in a yr?

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Properly in EDITED’s case, quite a whole lot. Attempt buying yet another firm, bringing in new buyers, welcoming 79 new personnel and altering our provider strategy although launching new merchandise strains. So while we have been settling our son into nursery, by means of my Trying to keep in Touch times, I’ve also been equipped to understand about the new inside retail analytics system we have obtained, and grow to be familiar with new faces, consumers and products and solutions.

It is not been easy, but it’s all develop into a good deal much less daunting now. Significant shout out to our persons ops crew, primarily Emily and my manager Kristina for cushioning my landing again to function. 

I love on the lookout at the face of my very little boy each individual working day and I’ll pass up it. But I can’t hold out to see the faces of my colleagues, be capable to have a incredibly hot coffee in shut proximity without the need of worry and speak with no obtaining to sing Infant Shark to get someone’s consideration. I’ll also carry my upgraded supersonic productiveness back to get the job done, exactly where a 20 moment little one nap implies I can get 100 issues performed. Consider how considerably I can do in an 8 hour get the job done working day!


Diana Christina Bang is the Regional Account Director EMEA at EDITED.


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