Fellow GitLab team members, regardless of whether they are a parent, are encouraged to volunteer as a Parental Leave Reentry Buddy.
At a high level, a Parental Leave Reentry Buddy volunteers to help team members coming back online after parental leave. It is recommended that this buddy work within the same department as the team member reentering work. With this in mind, please work with your manager to agree on selecting an appropriate buddy.
If you are asked to be a buddy, work with your manager to delegate or temporarily pause certain duties to assist a team member as they ramp back up to 100%.
As a guide, Parental Leave Reentry Buddies should set aside around 20% of their time to assist with reentry for two to four weeks.
Specifics on responsibilities and expectations are still being considered, and will be added to this section in future iterations.
Visit the GitLab Team page and search for 'Parental Leave Reentry Buddy', or ask on Slack in
If you're comfortable using Git and GitLab and want to help team members troubleshoot problems and accelerate their learning, please follow these steps to indicate your availability as a
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