Easing Back to Work After Maternity Leave


Diana returned to a world really different than the one she’d remaining in early 2021. EDITED had grown, the pandemic experienced shrunk, and most importantly, there was a new person in her existence. 

As an undiagnosed workaholic, getting a 12 months absent from do the job seemed like the most overwhelming matter. Acquiring been employed given that I was 15 a long time old, who and what am I devoid of my perform? Would I get rid of my identification without having doing work or would I truly feel an overpowering need to have to be with my baby 24/7? Getting ready to fully swap off your ‘work brain’ and go to ‘baby brain’ added an added layer of self reflection I hadn’t expected. To say it’s all a surreal knowledge is this sort of an understatement.

So, reflecting back again now with my a single-12 months-aged son, I needed to share how critical it has been to function for a supportive and flexible corporation like EDITED in the hope that other corporations who you should not have this setup might observe match.

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As a Dane, my requirements for company added benefits might be high but I truly feel fortunate that when I still left for mat depart, I didn’t have to explain to my function when I was planning to appear back. How can you strategy for the unplanned? Just understanding that EDITED supported this new journey devoid of a timetable lessened any pressure I may possibly have been experience. The truth that they supply aggressive maternity and paternity go away pay built me sense proud to function listed here – why really should these new tasks all fall on the mother? And who would have regarded the relevance of a re-onboarding prepare, because how substantially can materialize to a organization in a calendar year?

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Properly in EDITED’s circumstance, very a good deal. Consider acquiring yet another organization, bringing in new traders, welcoming 79 new workers and modifying our service strategy though launching new product traces. So although we’ve been settling our son into nursery, via my Trying to keep in Contact days, I’ve also been capable to learn about the new inside retail analytics system we have acquired, and become acquainted with new faces, shoppers and solutions.

It’s not been simple, but it’s all grow to be a lot a lot less daunting now. Massive shout out to our men and women ops staff, especially Emily and my manager Kristina for cushioning my landing back to function. 

I like looking at the encounter of my minor boy each and every day and I’ll miss it. But I cannot wait to see the faces of my colleagues, be ready to have a very hot coffee in near proximity without having worry and communicate with no having to sing Child Shark to get someone’s attention. I’ll also provide my upgraded supersonic efficiency back again to function, exactly where a 20 moment little one nap implies I can get 100 points carried out. Consider how a great deal I can do in an 8 hour function working day!


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


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