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  1. vertisol

    vertisol Member

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    I am coming to the end of a 2 month break from work which has involved no flying, no posting on AFF and most importantly the arrival of #2 son.


    Before I took my leave I informed the boss that I will be looking to minimise travel and no overnight absences for the first few months in deference to my hard working wife (newborn coupled with active 3 year old).

    Checked in with work yesterday to hear: "We need you in Melbourne from Monday to Wednesday next week, but don't worry we've booked you three return trips so no overnight and on Wednesday you can come back on the early flight and 1650".

    I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry, lucky my wife is a good sport.

    On the upside I can now pencil in 2 hours of guaranteed sleep time for those days. Sigh..
     
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  2. robd

    robd Established Member

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    Welcome back (straight into the deep end :shock:) and congratulations on the new addition to your family.
     
  3. raleyoz

    raleyoz Member

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    Nice to know your loved !
    With 4 girls I understand the 2 hours sleep then back to the "comfortably numb" stage
     
  4. JohnPhelan

    JohnPhelan Established Member

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    Think of the extra SCs!!
     
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  5. TomVexille

    TomVexille Enthusiast

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    At least they listened... sort of :p

    And congratulations on the new addition.
     
  6. Simo

    Simo Established Member

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    Congrats on the new addition and the trip will give you a few SC's...
     
  7. vertisol

    vertisol Member

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    If only I had a double SC offer...
     
  8. Shelf

    Shelf Active Member

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    Work is my respite from the kidlets

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. SeatBackForward

    SeatBackForward Established Member

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    Congrats on the new arrival. Mine are three years apart, and they're at a glorious age now (almost 5 & 2). So can completely agree with the minimising travel bit.
     
  10. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    I think you are looking forward to the break
     
  11. vertisol

    vertisol Member

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    The break is fine as long as those left behind don't have a bad day. If they do then the break is rarely worth the grief when you get home....
     
  12. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    Yes agree. Managing residual resentment is quite an art form
     
  13. drross

    drross Established Member

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    Totally agree. 4 daughters in 5+ years. No point in having a break if the boss couldn't have one too.
     

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