I had my 36-week apt yesterday and asked my doc about disability. I think I mentioned before that my company provided full-pay disability up to 26-weeks, but I have to be actually disabled to use it.
I was disappointed she didn't fully restrict me. She said I cannot travel outside 30-miles of my hospital (risky if early labor w/prior c-section). Also, she said she would put me down to 20-hours/week since my job requires me to do site inspection while lugging around a 8lb laptop!
First thing today, boss assigned me work 1.5 hours away and I had to drop the news to him. He was confused by the whole thing. He's a bit of a good-ol-boy who has no clue that pregnant women eventually give birth and go on maternity leave. I think he really thinks I'll be up and running in a week (ah no...try 20!). I work with all men, I and don't think he's ever supervised a pregnant woman before.
I called HR and HR wasn't sure what to do either since I'm salary and don't really have set hours. :rolleyes: Well, as of tomorrow @ noon I will be at 20-hours for the week and they have given me no answer....ugh. I think the hold up is, they want me to work but not quite sure how to pay the "partial" disability. This is a large company, you'd think they would have ran into this situation before?
I was hoping for full leave. But Doc was hoping that the restrictions she has placed on me would encourage them to just have me out for good. I tried to explain to her that as long as I have a pulse, they'll find work for me:rolleyes: