Getting laid off while on mat leave was shocking and distressing; it was also a blessing in disguise. I had been struggling with a potent dose of first-time-mother guilt at the thought of going back to work. I just couldn’t imagine missing all my daughter’s upcoming milestones while I was stuck in an office staring at a picture of her on my desk.
Losing my job felt like someone had turned my world upside down and shook it like a snow globe. Once the scene settled and I got past the emotional impact, I began to see the change in a new light.
I looked at a recent job opportunity that had been offered to my husband and considered it from a different vantage point. He didn’t want to commit to it full-time since he had his own freelance business to run. But what if we could job-share the role? Split the stint and get paid for it?
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