Rosie Johnstone, a Senior Exploration Geoscientist, has worked for Shell Australia since 2006 and has taken advantage of the flexible working arrangements that Shell Australia offers all employees.
“I’ve had a few different roles since I joined, but in all that time I have worked flexibly. I was pregnant when I joined and upon my return to work, it was up to me to decide how many days a week I was comfortable with,” said Rosie. She gradually increased her hours from one to three days when her son was in daycare. Since he has been at school Rosie now works 85% of a full-time schedule, leaving work at 2.00pm, three days a week.
Rosie appreciates that each of her team leaders have been respectful of her working arrangements with no pressure to increase her hours or work late. In turn, Rosie ensures that all her work is completed by deadline and if there are any unavoidable longer days (such as external meetings, training etc), she will attend in full. “I am also flexible,” Rosie emphasised.