Getting FAT with your work inbox

FAT email management system

474 unread emails *shudders*

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who don’t mind letting their emails mount up and up, and those who have to keep a tight leash on deleting them. I fall firmly into the latter category, and little icons like the above would drive me a teeny, tiny bit crazy. 474 isn’t even that high a number by many standards – I’ve seen friends who have little red numbers in thousands. Personally, it just doesn’t sit well with the little OCD voice in my head. But I have an answer if you want to gain some email control.

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Returning to work part time after maternity leave – the pros and cons

It can’t be denied that there are some serious benefits of working three days a week. But it’s also a little strange and does have its drawbacks.

Before I had LP, I was busy climbing the career ladder and enjoying hectic agency life. Yes, sometimes I felt like my life was passing by in a blur of meetings, PowerPoint decks, team drinks and never quite feeling that I had enough time to do everything in my schedule. When I found out I was pregnant, it was quite a shock, because I’d always planned to work part time once I had children, and I thought I couldn’t continue to climb the ladder and do the job I was doing unless it was full time.

My husband and I had been saying we’d have children “in a couple of years” for more than a couple of years. Having LP was an interruption when I didn’t even realise I really needed one.

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