Anyone switch careers after giving birth? What are some of the more understanding and forgiving industries to go to? I love my job but bosses and colleagues are not the most understanding. Except for mc during gynae appointments, I did not take any other leave even when I fell sick. These are pre-planned, and I’m required to work from home too. Performance bonus and annual increment based on past year work, but I’m penalised as I won’t be around for a few months in 2020 (ML), and this will also affect my performance appraisal in 2021.