Yingnan, account manager and mother
"I work as an account manager for finished vehicle transports by rail from and to China. Before I went on maternity leave, I helped to implement new transport services from China to Germany, which was super exciting and allowed me to make good use of my language skills. When I returned from my parental leave, I was able to get straight into a new project for our China transports. In my first week back, it already felt like I'd never been away.
I'm now working part-time so that I have time for my son as well. My hours are very flexible and I have the option to work partly from home. Our Chinese customers and partners have high expectations and sometimes they need to be able to reach me outside of my regular working hours. When things are quieter or when my son needs me, I reduce my hours accordingly. I share the childcare with my husband."