CM - I have a colleague who works a rolling pattern over 2 weeks so not unheard of. During school holidays I also compress my week into 4 long days (Mon-Thurs) as well. So would definitely say that for the flexibility it might be worth considering ... its essentially why I'm still here after more years than is probably good for my career!!
Waves back TTid
Hugs Vixo. Its not easy keeping all those balls in the air!
CM - I work in a university full-time. They are flexible but where there is a business need then they have the right to be less flexible (and often are). Never any harm in asking though. I work in marketing so like Sonya can be pretty independent as long as what needs done gets done. And the xmas hols are real bonus!
Because Edinburgh schools have an asymetric week and finish at 12.15 on Fridays I compress my full-time hours into 4.5 days so can pick Megan up on Friday. My working week is Mon 8.30 - 6.30; Tues 8.30 - 5.00; Wed 8.30 - 2.30; Thurs 9.30 - 6.30; and Fri 9-12 from home. I'm forced to take half-hour break if working longer than 6 hours and I usually go for a run (advantages to working on a parkland campus!). I take Megan to school 2/3 mornings a week and pick her up from school Wed aftn and Fri lunchtime, and from afterschool on Tuesdays.
Waves to rest of girls on here. Hope TT and Sonya's scans go well today .. exciting to have some 2014 babies to look forward to!
Yep to night sweats here too - used to be just during TotM but now its the few days before as well. Delightful. Think I'm peri-menopausal too as also had menstrual migraines for the last 3-4 TotM - none of the over the counter stuff touches it (presumably because its hormonal). Ah the joys!!
No-one on here is fat - so enough already ladies!! But certainly sounds like some of of us (me included) could do better on the eating sensibly and healthily. I'm a total sugar junkie (will eat drinking chocolate out the tin, and thats not even a PMT thing) so am trying to cut down for 2014.
Re the porridge woes - try Ready Brek. Any other type of porridge has me hungry within a couple of hours, but Ready Brek seems to sustain me bit longer (or is it the 3 peanut butter M&Ms I stir in that are the key!). Weetabix is my breakfast nemesis - even on 3 biscuits I am hungry within an hour!