Not sure what I'm looking for, maybe just an opportunity to vent. I'm currently on maternity leave and put in a request to reduce down to 3 days. Planning to return in summer. Went for a meeting and now I've had the response. And I've sort of got what I wanted but the letter's written in such a way that it seems like I can return part time but they can ask me to go back up to full time next academic year. Which isn't what I asked for. And doesn't suit me at all. I ran it by my union and they agreed that clarity needed to be sought. So I've responded saying I can't agree to the terms and conditions without clarifying a few things. I don't think I was unreasonable and I definitely wasn't impolite but now I feel ridiculously anxious and I don't know why!