How to get out of fridge-cleaning duty

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
Member
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Can you just say you were sick on the weekend and you still feel really sensitive towards smells? And maybe just switch with a nice colleague and say you’ll do their shift next roster, then you don’t have to inform everyone?

Post # 4
Member
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@squishycupcake:  honestly, I think even the excuse of being pregnant is pushing it. Anything less than that and I might side-eye you. 

Post # 6
Member
1996 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That’s a toughy I wouldn’t be able to clean a foul fridge right now. I almost threw up this morning taking the trash out and I’ve gotten wayyy more tolerant since hitting the 2nd trimester. I’d just fake sick lol

Post # 8
Member
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You’re going to quit anyway, right? Just tell them. Whoever makes the schedule, “Hey, this is a big secret. I’m in my first trimester, and I am SO sick. I really can’t handle doing fridge duty. I really, really can’t.”

My work knew I was pregnant before my Mom!

Post # 9
Member
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon:  She’s pregnant (and I’m assuming first trimester if she’s not telling). Have you ever had “morning” sickness? I walked by a seafood restaurant and threw up in the next garbage can! Scent is your worst enemy first trimester!

Post # 10
Member
736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@BrandNewBride:  Yes. I have. I still cleaned the bathroom and took out the trash in my apartment even though it made me sick because it wasn’t fair to my roommates not to. 

 

Post # 11
Member
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

well the good news is you’re around 9.5 weeks right? so by august you should be out of the first tri? so if its still bothering you you could just say it was MS? and hopefully they wil understand

The problem is – any non pregnant excuse is going to seem lame. The other problem is, a lot of women don’t get  how bad MS and pregnancy symptoms are unless they’ve experienced them themselves so even saying you’re pregnant might not get you much sympathy

Post # 14
Member
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If you can’t get out of it at all then you could try putting some baking (bi-carb) soda in the fridge in a little tub the day before you’re shift as that absorbs/neutralises smells.

Post # 15
Member
7285 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t see the issue. You’re planning on leaving anyway. If your not ready to share the news, then yeah swap out and let the cards fall where they may. Either way someone is stuck compensating for your shift.

Post # 16
Member
3014 posts
Sugar bee

@squishycupcake:  how bad can a fridge get in one week? Things have to sit for weeks to smell, longer for them to smell outside of their container. I think you’re being a bit of a special snowflake about this. Hold your breath and just toss stuff. This doesn’t have to be a thing. And I’m 14 weeks pregnant so I understand the sensitivity. 

And I agree- someone is either going to have to step up for you in August or step up for you in October. Doesn’t make a difference. 

 

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors