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Are my flexible working hours considered part-time?

Richard Branson’s revolutionary policy on annual leave has Claire Currie asking what time away from the office is deemed respectable

22 October 2014

Like many young mums,
I experienced my first child starting school in September. It was an exciting, poignant milestone for all the family.

As my son made his first tentative steps into his new world, gazing wide-eyed at the colourful displays, taking in new sounds and smells, and sizing up his new playmates, I began my own journey.

I am embracing new flexible working hours so that being
a solicitor and a mum can
co-exist. The biggest change is the new hours which allow me to be at the school gates to collect my son – a precious privilege for
any parent.

Realistically, my working day doesn’t exactly end at 2.45pm when I grab my coat and ‘clock off’ for the school run. Far from it. I often start up the laptop once my son is in bed, returning to work...

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