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Attending work events while on leave: Hey 🐠 - is there a consensus on whether or not to attend events like the office holiday party while on a LOA like Parental leave? Is it weird?

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Yes. It's a great way to maintain your network. One of our directors just had her first child and took ten months off, but appeared at a few events during that time. I had never worked with her before, but got to know her a bit from these events and was so impressed that when she came back I immediately asked her if I could do a project with her.

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To maintain your network.....

If you are on holiday, don’t, but if no longer term leave like parental then it is a nice way to stay in touch. I’m sure people will be delighted to see after your absence.

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Why not?

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I say Yes

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I think you should go especially if you are planning on returning

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I was on a medical leave and advised to not attend events. However a parental leave might be different

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