First week at my new job had flew by and I survived!
The work itself has been great so far. Not too busy yet as I’m still trying to familiar myself with how the place runs but everyone has been really helpful and welcoming. I’m starting to follow the rhythm and dancing with the beat.
It gives me amazing feelings to be productive again after all these years. Actually, I was a bit wary about telling the HR Manager of my planned trip to Rote island next month. If only they can refund my money – which I’ve been paying since August – I would cancel the trip. The HR Manager was really cool about it and she told me to go but I need to tell the big boss first.
Turned out my big boss was super cool with that. He even asked where Rote is and what’s there to see. He asked me to take lots of pictures to share with him which of course I’d be doing. Being so new at the job, against all odds, he’s letting me go next month. I’ll be missing 1.5 days of work.
This is something that probably wouldn’t happen at any other company here, so big big thanks Boss!
Sadly we’ve hit a few rough spots at home, maybe it is normal for newly working mom with a toddler at home.
When it comes to Lil’ A’s new nanny, I’m pretty satisfied with how she handles everything when I’m not around. She care a lot for him, she have the patience dealing with a toddler and he took at her immediately unlike my first ‘helper’. With this one, I feel at ease leaving Lil’ A under her watch.
The boy has been really good while I’m not at home…that’s the report I got. But when I come home, it’s a different story. In picture perfect world, I thought I’d be greeted with big hugs and lots of kisses as I walked inside the house after a long day at work. That didn’t happen…
He would starts acting out and even threw a tantrum when I’m home. To my disappointment, but I guess it’s just a phase and I pray that it will go away soon. He still needs to adjust and so does his mommy. I miss him terribly when I’m at work and I feel guilty for getting upset when he’s acting out.
My schedule has changed too…
Officially, the office starts at 8am but being almost an OCD as I am, I must wake up at 4 (4:30 the latest!) every morning. Being rushed is something I hate so waking up this early means I will have time to myself. Sipping my first cup of coffee while checking my emails, at 5 I’d take a shower and starts to get ready. Call me crazy but this is how I’ve always been even long before Lil’ A was born and I was still working at my last job in Jakarta.
I would leave the house by 6:30 and get to work a little after 7. Traffic would be worst if I leave later than that.
We are working until 4pm from Monday – Friday because we work up until Saturday (for half a day!). On the third week, we’ll have Saturday off and we’re working until 5pm to cover the times.
I try to finish my job so I can come home on time but sometimes I’ll get last minutes tasks that needed to be done so I stay longer. On average, in the past week I’ll get home around 6:30 – 7:30pm. That’s about 12 hours that I’m away from Lil’ A.
Blogging activity has slowed down tremendously since I started working again. I really miss it! Maybe once when I get settled at the office I can blog hops again.
You, working moms do you has similar mommy-is-home-tantrums? How do you deal with them?