We always like to see good news here! We've just added a blog called accept. embrace. live. Blog author Teagan had a successful meeting with Human Resources at her company. Read all about it in the entry cleverly entitled "cat, exit bag".
Diana at Salad Bingo is another who has worked successfully with her company to go full time. You'll have to go back a few entries to find where she went full time, because she is already moving into the next phase of her life.
I'm sure there are others on our ever-growing list.
Sometimes, you can transition at work. A lot of it depends on who you work for and how much they value your contributions. Some of it might depend on how you approach them. Sadly, we do know of cases where at attempted transition at work has not succeeded. Some companies don't get it. Some get nervous. Some really need to get with the program. It's crazy for a company to lose a valuable employee because of ignorance and fear.
For those who can't transition on the job, making it work might involve any number of approaches—becoming entrepreneurial, retraining, training in the first place, flexibility, and persistent effort. Volunteering is often a good way to gain experience that so many positions demand.
Don't give up!
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