I have been so far off the reality train that I only just found out about the significant cull to my old company’s equity derivativbes business in Hong Kong; my old traders/bosses. Yep, being a SAHM in Discovery Bay qualifies as living under a rock.
Looks like there is no way in hell I am getting my old job back even if I wanted to (obviously no, I can’t imagine pulling 12-14 hour days with a baby in tow). A few months back, I decided that I wanted to head back to work this year, preferably in IFC (where maybe 3 major banks located). The easiest way was to email my Ops boss for my old-old job (before moving onto the trading desk) back since I was not going to pull trading hours. That’s no long feasible to say the least; no traders no need for
babysitter middle office.
Hmm… better start doing up my CV this weekend. In a best case scenario, I hope to be back to work end Feb / March. Fingers crossed!