I’m telling you, it really helps to ease the transition when you loath your job. You, my friend, like your job too much for this transition to be easy!
That being said, you aren’t alone… as much as I love being home and as much as I HATED myjob…I’m currently entertaining the idea of doing some part-time work for them (once a week kinda stuff)... (I’d be doing the ONE part of my old job that actually sorta made me happy). It would just be nice to be in the adult world once again, if for no other reason than to make me appreciate my current life a little more.
Also, you are not alone in the slightly illegal boss issues. When I was six months pregnant (give or take), my old boss called me into his office, shut the door and told me he needed to know immediately if I was planning on returning after I had the baby. I’m pretty they can’t do that… Legally, I’m pretty sure could have taken the maternity leave and THEN decided… I was playing it cool at the time (even though I had no intention of returning) and I asked him if I could have the same work-from-home arrangement that my other two female coworkers w/ babies had… he said no. Umm… is that fair? Pshah.
Anyway, I’m sure others will offer better “you’re not alone” stories… but I just wanted to share that.