MAKE FLEXI HOURS WORK FOR YOU

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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.”

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