Post # 1
I feel like I suck at my job since I’ve been back after maternity leave. I can’t concentrate, still have “baby brain” going on, etc.
What is even worse is that my review is coming up, and my superviser started shortly before I went on maternity leave, so what he know about me and will base my review on is my sucky work since I’ve been back.
I returned to work right before Thankgiving, so this is only my 2nd full week back. Well, kind of: I’m taking time off for a sick baby, worked 1/2 days yesterday and today, and taking a full day off tomorrow. He seemed a little annoyed about it, but I have to! I can’t take a sick contagious baby to day care!
Post # 3
@abbyful: Don’t stress about it. You have enough on your plate, mama! And seriously if he gives you a bad review, you can say ‘you’re judging my entire year on the few weeks you have seen my work? That’s TOTALLY fair.’
Post # 4
don’t worry, it will get better. I got a pretty lukewarm review when I was a new mom. My next review, the manager said something like “I don’t know what happened, but all of the sudden something clicked & you became a million times more efficient!”. Yeah, that “something” was finally getting a good night’s sleep!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! I just hate not being “perfect”, despite the circumstances!
And I didn’t even think of my sleep situation, I haven’t gotten a block of sleep over 4 hours in nearly 4 months!
Post # 6
Ok so you don’t feel great about your performance at your job.
But what about as a Mom? Anyone who is taking time off to be withyour sick little one is a great Mom. You say you have baby brain? It is just because your priorities have shifted and you need to celebrate that! To top it all off your baby is sick, so I’m sure sitting at a desk (or whatever you do) is the last place you even want to be right now. That means you’ve adjusted to being a Mom and that is one of the most important job you have. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
In terms of work, you’ll get back into the swing of things. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Here’s some happy!
If you can’t relate then this joke is useless. . . but I can lend you my SO so the joke is funnier!!
Post # 7
@lovesweetlove – I love being a mom! If I could, I would be a Stay-At-Home Mom. My son is more important to me than any job/career will ever be!
And LOL at the comic, that is my Darling Husband too! Or when he’s sooooo tired because the baby woke him up twice in the night! 🙂
Post # 8
I am sure it is not as bad as you think. Like you said, you don’t like to perform any less then perfect. I always get pretty surprised when people tell me that I am awesome when I feel like I have hardly done much other then do my job…. I am sure your review will go great.