Author: Lisa Lozeau, Agent Acquisition and Onboarding
Originally posted on MommyKatie.com
So you’re thinking about maternity leave—that means congratulations are in order! Being a mother will be one of the greatest, most challenging adventures of your life. And it comes with many tough decisions. One of them is how and when you’ll return to work.
There are so many considerations: How long does your company allow for maternity leave? Will you be expected to dive back in like you never left? Who will take care of the baby? Do you really want to return to work at all?
Take a deep breath. Let it out. Try to relax. Returning to work, no matter how long you’ve been on maternity leave, can be overwhelming. You may feel sick when it’s time to leave your baby. You’ll probably wonder if the baby (and you) will be okay. You will be. You can do this and you may have more options than you realize, including work-from-home options like those at LiveOps.
Just like every child is different, every mother’s experience will be different. Some women are ready to return to the workforce and happy with their childcare arrangements. Some women decide they won’t be okay leaving their baby, no matter the child’s age. And some women need to get back to work but just aren’t ready quite yet.
For moms who want to stay home longer, there are options. Many LiveOps independent call center agents are moms who decided to stay home with their kids. One mom, Danyel, says, “Being a LiveOps independent agent has allowed me to be that stay-at-home mom I have always dreamed of being!”
There are many benefits to being a work-at-home mom with LiveOps:
- Work around the baby’s nap schedule or your partner’s work schedule, so you can still be a full-time mom;
- Contribute to the family budget while saving money (no childcare costs, no commute costs—the list goes on);
- Work from the comfort of your own home instead of adding a stop at the daycare center to your commute;
- Build on your prior work experience and keep your work identity so that you can be a business professional and an amazing mom.
You may find that what starts out as a way to extend your maternity leave turns into a long-term solution for you and your family. Imagine being able to contribute to your family finances while still having the flexibility to attend baby classes or playdates during the day. Or being able to increase your hours as your child grows and goes to school, while still being home during school vacations. You can do it!
Congratulations on welcoming a baby and choosing to find flexible work that allows you to be the mom you want to be. Feel free to check out our open opportunities or join our Talent Community and we’ll send you news and updates on new work-at-home opportunities with LiveOps.