MAKE FLEXI HOURS WORK FOR YOU
Working flexitime is supposed to help you juggle career and family, but it may seem as if you’re working longer and harder than your colleagues in the office. Sher-li Torrey, founder of Mums@Work, a local online portal that was set up to help working mums achieve better work-life balance, describes how to get around this.
“Flexible work arrangements just mean more control over your time. Even if you’re working from home, you need alternative childcare arrangements. When your child is older, you can introduce boundaries – let him or her know when you do not wish to be disturbed, and that your workspace is out of bounds.
“It’s also advisable to inform your employer about the time belt in which you will be comfortable about him or her contacting you. On your part, try to set aside, separately, time that is solely for work and for your child.”