By Staff Writer
Tara Bohanna and Dee Berry are two AFLW players who are also employed at John Holland – a Safety Coordinator and Social Procurement Officer respectively, in flexible working roles.
In speaking with us, they recently let us know how they have been navigating the changing requirements of their on-field and off-field schedules with their respective teams at John Holland.
Spoiler alert – communication is key!
Tara said, “We already start the discussions [about season requirements] pretty early and I try and make sure that in the pre-season I already adjust what my work will be so it flows into the season. Now that we have the fixture and we know when we’re playing, we can have those discussions. I try and keep the same amount of days I work, but week-to-week the days might be different. [The John Holland team] are so flexible with that, which is so good.”
Dee similarly had conversations early on with her team, “We’ve already had conversations now, a month and a bit out of [the first round], to see what it looks like. I think it’s good I’m able to work my three days, and that also gives me that balance to make sure I’m not thinking about footy the whole time. We work together to get the job done.”