yr concept is worth considering but asking a new mum to travel to n fro just to appear for half day work is too much a hassle. I would rather have 2 or 3 full days/wk to adjust.
To report for work, we still have to hire a babysitter at full month cost, not pro-rated unless they dont mind a low/unstable income. Dont forget a babysitter might not be yr mother in law/mum/maid who lives with you so you need to travel to n fro to get yr infant - another hassle.
1. Do you think this will help you in transiting back to the workforce better? Or do you think it makes little difference?
2. Do you feel that the availability of your husband will be helpful during the first week of confinement at least? Or it doesn't matter?
A: with CF so doesnt matter. No CF then it helps
3. Do you think that the stipulated 12 weeks by Employment Act is already sufficient for you to factor in the transition back to work?
A: factor in the transition back to work ????
When you r gone for 12wks you had to take over yr 'old' work, almost like 'learning' new things due to disappearance.
4. Do you forsee a situation of these welfare being abused in anyway?
A: I think employer will abuse employee. They might feel since employee can come back to work means 'well' to slog, forgetting the incentive/main goal is to 'reward' ppl for giving birth (Spore economy). I have heard employer asking employee back to work with a lower pay compensation on top of the paid ML. This plan looks more favourable to the employer.