Rushed back...BIG MISTAKE

General Details
Network:
Citymothers
Profession:
Real Estate
Type of leave:
Maternity
Number of years professional experience:
6-10 years
Length of leave:
6-12 months
Type of experience:
Negative
Work pattern on return:
Part-time
Message I moved into an Investor Services (Sales) role in January last year and plan was to be mentored by my boss. They interviewed externally but decided on me. Great! Boss was less than proactive on announcing my change of role. Then, 2 weeks after he did so, he was in a huge car crash and hasn't been back since. So I was left to my own devices and got involved and did as much as possible before starting mat leave in May. I knew the company hadn't replaced me or made any provisions for me being off so I thought it would be good to go back in January to get cracking on the sales role. Oh what a fool I was! While I was off, others took on parts of my role and refuse to give them back once I returned in January. It was pitched to me that as my boss isn't around, I should do a different role. I asked HR about it, they had no idea about. 5 people have been involved in the process (we are 6 weeks in) plus my interim line manager (who is hands off & mostly out of the loop). The CEO just told me I should crack on with the new role and sort out the rest later... I have been told what role I am going to do, no mention of salary or contract or even job description on the assumption I am desperate for a role. I am torn between anger and sadness of missing ML. A very similar situation happened at my last firm which is why I left. I'd hoped this firm would be better and it seemed like it was going ok but it's awful now. They clearly have no interest in my career or me. This isn't a "pity me" story, it's a "don't rush back in order to help the firm" warning.
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