& # 39; I got the feeling that I was lucky & # 39 ;: new maternity leave mother was shocked after recruiters offered her entry jobs at $ 90,000 LESS than what she earned
- A mother from Sydney has quit her job to go on maternity leave for 12 months
- Alice Almeida had gradually worked his way up for 17 years
- She had a leading role when she decided to take time off to have the first baby
- She then received entry roles that were $ 90,000 less than what she earned
- The new mother went to LinkedIn to vent her frustration after the offers
Alice Almeida had worked his way up to a leading position with a large media group for 17 years
A new mother giving up her job to go on maternity leave has revealed her shock after recruiters offered her entry-level roles for $ 90,000 less than what she earned.
Alice Almeida, from Sydney, had worked his way up to a leading position with a large media group for 17 years.
After she became pregnant for the first time, she took a break from May last year so she could do it gave birth to her baby daughter, who was born two months later in July.
While staying at home as a mother, the career driver said she decided to change her LinkedIn to & # 39; open to discussion & # 39; hoping to find a job.
Alice – a senior researcher, digital strategist and marketer – said that she was approached by recruiters almost immediately, but that she was only offered an entry-level job, far below the position she had held.
Alice said she remained shocked after being approached by recruiters who only offered her entry level job, far inferior to the position she had held
Alice told Alice she & # 39; frustrated & # 39; and & # 39; angry & # 39; It was left behind that recruiters would assume that they wanted to take a step back after they had a baby.
& # 39; A baby and eight months later, and I was expected to be grateful that even junior roles were made available to me & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; I got the feeling that I was lucky to get these roles completely, that I had to be thankful for everything that could come my way. After all, I was a mother who apparently told the world that I no longer cared about my career. & # 39;
She said during one of the conversations she had with a recruiter, she was told that she was the & # 39; perfect & # 39; would be a candidate for a strategy job that only needed two years of experience.
& # 39; I turned out to be 13 years over-educated and the salary was $ 90,000 less than I earned in my last position prior to maternity leave, & # 39; she said.
Alice took her LinkedIn page to vent her frustration in a powerful post after she was offered multiple starting jobs during her maternity leave.
After she became pregnant for the first time, she took leave since May last year to give birth to her daughter (stock image)
& # 39; Is my career and experience after 17 years in the industry, with the last five years in managerial positions, really scratched because I had taken 12 months off to have a baby? & # 39; she said in her LinkedIn message.
& # 39; In recent weeks I have been chased by recruiters for four different roles. "Perfect fit" rolls, according to them. However, everyone is junior and they all paid at least $ 70,000 less than what I earned before I went on leave. & # 39;
When she asked the recruiters if they had looked at her profile before she offered her the junior role, Alice received several apologies.
"I assume you want something slow and less demanding," or this doozy "digital technology has changed a lot in a year's time, so you may not be at the top anymore," said Alice.
& # 39; This should not be a thing. Ever. I now understand why so many women leave media and advertise after having a baby. I won't be, but I now understand why so many do. & # 39;
Ever since she spoke, Alice said she was bombarded with job offers from organizations who had considered her senior title.