If I wasn’t willing to come back full time then I shouldn’t bother applying

I went for a job on maternity leave and was told that unless I was willing to come back full time that I shouldn’t bother applying.

Later in my maternity leave the job was still available, I went for it again and got it, only to be told that I needed to work 5 days. If I didn’t agree to this then the job would be offered to someone else. I was forced to leave my young baby and toddler to ensure that I was not over looked. Nowhere in the job advert did it say that the position required full time hours. More importantly I offered to work full time hours compressed around my childcare – but no this wasn’t good enough.

This has to stop.