I am currently on leave after having my baby and received word from my boss/owner of the agency that we are downsizing. He communicated a decrease of my hours from full time to part time upon my return. I have a great set of skills that have made me successful in my unique position (graphic design for advertisements, logo creation, marketing initiatives, office swag) in addition to being a licensed insurance agent. Does anyone have any advice for how I navigate this change?

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Tell them you know the value that you bring. Speak to the strengths you developed and projects/initiatives you worked on while you were there.
I’d also recommend starting the job hunt

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Honestly, with you skill set, it sounds like you should be able to find another job. I think you should use the remainder of your maternity leave to start looking. It sounds like your current company is trying to take advantage of you. Cutting you down to part time doesn’t mean they will be lightly your work load. They will want you to produce the same amount in less time. Plus if they are downsizing they might add to your workload. It almost seems like they are hoping you’ll be less likely to leave because you have a new infant

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This too is helpful as another perspective. From the way it was communicated, it sounds like this is a permanent reduction in hours. With one child going off to college, one growing like a weed, and an infant… part time hours would be tough to contribute financially to my household.

Girl!! With your knowledge and skills you can find an excellent job anywhere! Start job hunting. Good luck! I’m on Maternity leave as well :)

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I wish you the best of luck in your new position!

Consider looking into your rights under Paid Family Medical Leave. If you are interested in exploring what else might be out there, send me a DM and we can chat - might have some opportunities that would be a good fit based on your skill sets!

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