We have strict laws about pregnancy as well, they cant fire us and have to take us back with the same pay and position when we are done with maternity leave. Unfortunately we dont get a year here which i would so love that, we either get 8 weeks or 12 weeks UNPAID... financially i dont think i can do the 12 weeks this time around but im going to try to scrap as much money so I can. I voiced my concern to my manager about letting me go and she said he would be crazy to do that because of the laws.
Im almost glad i said something now because i was afraid he would of found out from someone else and used the excuse that he didnt know and laid me off.
I'm glad it went well today and that you are feeling relief. It's always nice to get something like that behind you.
I thought FMLA was up to 12 weeks period. Where does 8 weeks come from? Also, check your company's employee manual or benefits, whatever they may call it, b/c I found my company actually offers 4 months, unpaid, even though FMLA only requires 12 weeks. So your company's policy could possibly offer above and beyond the minimal required by fed guidelines.
I thought it was 8 weeks if your have a natural birth and 12 weeks for c-section, I had a natural birth with DS and my boss let me take 12 weeks unpaid, we have no benefits working here so im sure he follows the FLMA but looking online im not seeing anything on 8 weeks
For sure! We're actually in better shape this time. We've redone our mortgage so we are paying less. Also, we already have hundreds of dollars in cloth diapers...we have a crib and most of the baby gear. I sold a few things though, but such is life. If we have a girl, we'll be set for clothes. So ya. It shouldn't be TOO bad. We'll probably keep DD in daycare 1 day a week during my year off to keep her spot and give her some time away.
Did you keep much of the baby stuff from DS or do you need to buy it all?
i kept all his clothes and toys (that didnt break) his bedroom set is a grow with me set so he is actually using it as his bed right now. My parents gave us the set as a gift so I think they will do the same for this one as well. When we found out if the baby is a boy or girl, I'll go through the totes and pull all the yellow/green baby clothes if its a girl so i can get an idea how much i need to get.. im def thinking about shopping at consignment shops we have 2 in our area
If we have a boy and you have a girl we can mail eachother a box of clothes. :P Swap!
Our crib is also a toddler bed and DD was in it until a few months ago when I got a good deal on a plain toddler bed...so now the crib is available. We'll need a mattress for it though. I buy a lot of second hand things and most of what I sold was because I had bought it used and sold it for the same price as I purchased it for. Why hold on to it for years when you can get all your money back? I need a breast pump, breastfeeding pillow, swing, exersaucer, bouncy seat....ummmm...I think those are the main things. Not a lot. I've already seen some great deals on our FB mom swap & shop but it's a bit early, so I'll wait till after Christmas. Also, we're going to the US in March and things are WAY cheaper there. I can't bring things like car seats and baby walkers into Canada but the other stuff is ok. We'll see.