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    Working hours after maternity leave? When my colleague is not following it then should I say something or not and best way to say this without getting harsh?

    I have a colleague who has just returned to work after her maternity leave, and her working hours are different now which are from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This is fine but she didn't stick to it for very long. The first month or so, she was always in the office at 8:30am but from the 2nd month onwards (she's been back at work for a year now) she started coming office late. Sometimes 9:30 and sometimes even 10. But ALWAYS used to leave on time at 4:30pm. That means 1-1.5hours less work each day!
    We're both are at same position at workplace and have same job title, so it feels really unfair to me that she's doing less work than I am.
    My Question is, should I keep quiet or should you say something? If I say something then what's the best way to do so without sounding too harsh?

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    Re: Working hours after maternity leave? When my colleague is not following it then should I say something or not and best way to say this without getting harsh?

    Hello !!

    Dear, one thing is seen from your statement, that you are comparing yourself from her.
    see, you and she both might be on the same post and same title, but please don't forget that she is woman also she has recovered from the maternity leave .
    ans you must be knowing that after reliving from maternity the efficiency of the woman somehow become less as it is before .
    aslo she is now not single but she has to take care of her family and her small little and sweet baby.
    so. you are knowing this that how she has to manage this.

    yes i am also in your favour that she comes late but go on time.
    and also favour your opinion that office don't see the family problem and work ,office want their work get completed on time although you are suffering from any problem.
    so, please don't take it in anyway.

    she is just now recovered from the maternity so it will take her sometime to recover completely.
    and once she is recovered, than i hope she will be on time.

    so, it better for you to keep quite and watch her how often she keeps on doing this.
    and if you wish to tell her without meaning to her,
    than you ask her in a jokig manner,that now you are getting employed to your home more than office.
    don't you ??
    she will take it in a joking way and i am sure she will reply you something.

    hope i am clear to you.
    thanks for posting.
    pushp ranjan singh

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    Re: Working hours after maternity leave? When my colleague is not following it then should I say something or not and best way to say this without getting harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have a colleague who has just returned to work after her maternity leave, and her working hours are different now which are from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This is fine but she didn't stick to it for very long. The first month or so, she was always in the office at 8:30am but from the 2nd month onwards (she's been back at work for a year now) she started coming office late. Sometimes 9:30 and sometimes even 10. But ALWAYS used to leave on time at 4:30pm. That means 1-1.5hours less work each day!
    We're both are at same position at workplace and have same job title, so it feels really unfair to me that she's doing less work than I am.
    My Question is, should I keep quiet or should you say something? If I say something then what's the best way to do so without sounding too harsh?
    Hello Aspirant,

    Your thinking is not bad.It is quite natural to feel what you are feeling.Since both of you are colleagues & drawing equal salary,so it is natural to work both of you equally.But since you are not her boss,you should not ask her why she is coming 1-1.5 hrs late.It may be that she has understanding with your reporting boss.The reporting boss might have given oral permission seeing her position to take care of her child.

    So it is better to concentrate on your work.You should complete your work in time.If she is liable for some works,that will naturally be in pending for which she will be answerable.If you ask directly her for late arriving to duty,she may answer you that you are not her boss to ask such question.

    If you need any such permission,you may ask your reporting boss to get giving her example.Getting the answer,you can guess that she has been given permission or not.

    So concentrate on your work & need not take unnecessary tension for others.If both of you can make understanding to manage your duties,It may be good for both of you.

    Thanks.

    Ashok..


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    Re: Working hours after maternity leave? When my colleague is not following it then should I say something or not and best way to say this without getting harsh?

    Hi............,

    What can you do .......---->

    * You can talk about this to HR department about this.
    * Is there any one else you is having a same complain.
    * If yes then make a group and then reach HR department.
    * Ask on what basis that employee is getting so advantage.
    * If needed then write a complain letter to manager.

    Thanks

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