This wee one is due right before the start of the busy season at work.
They are not going to be pleased and I know will pressure me to come back early.
My stomach gets all in knots and I feel sick whenever I think about bringing it up.
Update: So I just blurted it out this morning after stewing over it all day yesterday. Initial reactions were positive! Then I told them the due date and their first question was "so, you are going to only take 6 weeks?" to which I said, "uhm. no."
We'll see how it pans out. So glad to have that out in the open!
Last edited by ShylahEQ; 09-27-2011 at 09:09 AM.
You have legal rights. They can't pressure you to come back early. You are entitled to 12 weeks FMLA for a newborn child. I would just break to them. The baby is due when it's due, too bad if it's inconvenient. It's not as if you deliberately planned to have a baby right before the busy season. But I do understand your anxiety and hesistation. I had a job like that where people would act like you deliberately did something like that to put them out.
I'm sorry that you feel anxiety about telling them. Your baby will only be a baby once though so don't let them pressure you into coming back until you are ready. They will just have to find someone else to fill in until you return.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
I wish I had good advice for you, but I don't. I would just go ahead and tell them and get it over with. Yeah, there might be some negativity, but don't worry about it. You are entitled to a personal life.
I have a job where I would have severely inconvenienced my co-workers if I hadn't waited until July to start TTC. That is why it was TTC last November and if it didn't happen then wait until July. Also, my co-workers are very nice to my face about my pregnancy, but I know they are all cursing me in their minds for having to absorb my job until I get back.
Updated in first post. Whew!
Well, it could have been worse!!! Glad you've finally gotten it off your chest and can stop worrying at least
Glad it's out.....I hope the 6week comment was a joke
ds1 Evan ds2 Adam
Good for you! It must be quite a relief to get that off your shoulders. And I wouldn't worry a bit about taking whatever time you feel you need to bond with your baby. Remember that the first 6, 12, 16? weeks is a once in a lifetime opportunity and work will always be there. .
You are braver than me. I just started in a new position four weeks ago and I am still terrified to tell my new boss. Suppose I can't wait forever... Eventually my belly will tell if I haven't!