When you make the decision to take some time off–be it 6 months of 6 years–to stay home with the kids, you do so knowing that it’s going to have an impact on your career. But some people (and it’s more often mom than dad who stays home) underestimate just how much of an impact it will have.
First of all, you not only give up the salary you would have earned, you are likely to come back at a lower level than those people who used to be your peers. And chances are, you’ll never catch up. Choosing to stay home is a family decision, as is the decision to return to the workforce. Tom Gimbel, President of LaSalle Network, a staffing firm, gives some advice to moms (or dads!) who are returning to the workforce after staying home with the kids.
To keep reading, click here: What to expect when you return to work (post baby)