Missed out on a promotion due to maternity leave

I really salute all you women for sharing your stories. Admittedly mine isn’t quite so tough. I have returned to work on 3 days a week after mat leave and my employer has generally been very flexible.

I was however irate and still am that while I was on leave a male colleague was promoted over me despite the fact we had both been promoted together a year before my mat leave. When I returned to work he left to join another company and since my return another colleague (I’ll let you guess their gender!) has been promoted above me despite him being less qualified. Although I’m happy for him I don’t think the first promotion of the other guy was justified let alone the second guy!