Would you accept a maternity cover role?

posted 1 year ago in Career
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Sometimes it can be a good way to get a foot in the door. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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londongirl1988 :  how long is the leave? If you’re in the US and it’s only a few weeks and you don’t have a large savings cushion then it might be risky. But if you do have a large savings cushion you can go for it and secretly hope she decides to be a Stay-At-Home Mom lol. If you’re somewhere that has 6-12 month maternity leave then I think it would be great experience. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

More details, please. 

How long is the expected maternity leave? Is the pay similar or more than you make now? What is the commute like? Do you have a financial cusion in case you don’t find another job after the temp position? 

I’d send in your CV with a nice, brief cover letter; it doesn’t hurt to express your interest in this company/position and get your foot in the door. You’re not commiting to anything by send in your CV. There’s literally nothing to lose. Good luck!! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Are you in the UK? If the post was for a year or longer I definitely would. It’s a great way to get into the field or a specific company. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

No.  I did it once and when she came back, I was out.  The experience didn’t help my career at all. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I do it every year as a teacher basically 

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