Thank You

Hi Everyone,

I start my maternity leave tomorrow and before I go I just wanted to say a big thank you to the communities forum and contributors.  I started a stand alone HR Advisor role about 18 months ago and not sure I could have survived without the forum your advice!

See you in 9 months! Although I hope to be popping on here every now and then...maybe during the sleepless nights ;-)



  • Keith

    | 10475 Posts

    Chartered Fellow

    28 Jul, 2014 13:58

    Good luck with the impending birth. Hope everything goes well.
  • Hi Sally, thank you so much for your lovely message.  :-)  Trust all goes well for you and the baby and that parenthood brings you and yours everything you hope for. 
  • Anna

    | 997 Posts

    Chartered Fellow

    28 Jul, 2014 16:45

    Hi Sally, thanks for the sentiments. Good luck with the new baby - and yes, do keep in touch with the communities to keep your "work brain" in gear. We'll be looking out for those 2:00 am posts :)
  • Jacqueline

    | 1982 Posts

    Chartered Member

    29 Jul, 2014 10:11

    Good luck with it all, Sally - I can recommend checking out your local NCT branch for support and activities while you're on maternity leave - I found the NCT an absolute life saver to get me out of the house.  I even ended up volunteering for them (and still do, four years later) and extending my skill set while on mat leave.

    And do pop back to the Communities, it's a great way to keep in touch with HR and just maintain that adult contact.  I used to set up my laptop on the arm of my chair when I settled down to feed Dafydd and I would tap away one handed while he fed and then slept. *grin*



  • Thanks everyone - it's my second so I kind of know what's coming.. 


    Yes Jackie I have met some great friends though my local NC, not sure I could have survived those first few months without them!

  • Robey

    | 1513 Posts

    Chartered Member

    29 Jul, 2014 11:40

    I can recommend checking in with the forums now and then to keep one's hand in when it comes to emerging HR trends and legislation.  It's a great way to see what's current yet never feels too much like "work".
  • Steve Bridger

    | 7362 Posts

    Community Manager

    30 Jul, 2014 07:55

    Sally... thank *you*.

    Fingers X'd, we may have a much improved community (from a tech point of view) when you return... but yes, do 'pop in' now and then :)

    with very best wishes,


  • David

    | 20703 Posts

    Chartered Member

    30 Jul, 2014 09:19

    Hi Sally

    Very best wishes - and you just be sure you remember to deploy the appropriate names eg

    Charles Ian Patrick David


    Christine Isabel Patricia Dorothy

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