Career break | Mother grilled on workplace relevance felt 'identity-less'

Mother grilled on workplace relevance felt 'identity-less'

Many workers take extended employment breaks for reasons like starting and raising a family. While leaving the working world may be easy, it seems that getting back into the corporate cycle is a challenge for many.

A woman returning to work after a 21-year career break was left feeling ‘identity-less’ after she was asked to give evidence of what she had been doing since her previous job – despite taking a break to raise a family.

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