Just a quick post today to give an update on the hours that I will be working over the next few months, holidays that are booked in and a bit if general info about how I plan to continue working through my pregnancy.
First, working hours:
Regular working hours: Monday and Thursday 9am-4pm | Saturday 9am-3pm | Friday & Sunday Closed.
I will aim to work on evenings, 5pm through to 8pm, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays though these may not always be available I will try to do as many as possible to accommodate everyone wanting appointments.
I have dropped my Friday evenings. I’m sorry to do this but after working a full day on a Thursday and then a full day on a Saturday the Friday night is just too much, plus if Dan has been away all week working I feel awful walking straight out the door as soon as he gets home on a Friday. I hope you all understand.
As well as the above hours in clinic, I will be limiting my working hours in terms of replying to messages for bookings etc. Bookings can be made online, all availability is shown when you go through the booking page (or via “Book Now” on my Facebook Page). Messages received after 5pm Monday-Friday, or after 3pm on a Saturday will be replied to the next working day. I will no longer be replying to messages on a Sunday unless it is an emergency. The reason for this change is in order to protect my family time, and again, I hope you all understand.
I have had a few people asking about what I will be doing about my maternity leave and in all honesty, nothing is set in stone. I hope to continue work as usual up until Christmas when I will take my annual leave as usual – closing on Thursday 19th December until after the New Year. How my pregnancy is progressing will determine whether or not I do a couple of weeks in January, baby Pickering is due 30th Jan 2020.
The amount of time I take off will also be determined by how delivery and recovery go for us and how we settle as a family. I only had 4 months off work with Isla when I was ready to get back to it but I can’t guarantee that it will be a certain amount of time we need this time round. I will keep you updated through February/March.
Thanks for taking the time to read through all of this information and I appreciate it’s not the most exciting read! I look forward to seeing you all on the run up to Christmas for your sports, deep tissue, pregnancy, Indian head massage, cupping and reflexology treatments.
Lots of love