Mary Portas One Life: over to YOU

07 April 2009

Each week in Grazia, Mary Portas talks one reader through an issue in their life. But now it's over to you to offer Grazia reader Anna some advice. Read her letter below and let us know if you've ever been through something similar or can give our girl some words of wisdom.

'Help! I can't compete with my child-free colleagues...'

'I recently returned from maternity leave to a job in the competitive world of retail and was promptly made redundant. Thankfully I've got another short-term position, but my confidence feels so knocked that I'm wondering if I'm in the right job at all? How will I ever be able to compete with colleagues who can work until 8pm and drop everything at a moment's notice?' Anna, 34, London

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