Post # 1
I will be due March 11th and my boss said something to me the other day about how in January he will prob have to hire an office manager to handle all our stuff. I said well I will still be here January and February or most of it. When did you take your maternity leave? Up until your due date? 2 weeks before? I have no idea what people usually do?
Post # 3
Maybe he thinks you need to train someone? I’m due on in 3 weeks and still am going to work. At some point I’m going to have to start working part time since my commute is insane (over an hour each way and my hospital is near my home and here in Seattle we have crappy traffic) but that’s about it.
Post # 4
I was hired to fill in for a girl on maternity leave. I was hired in Mid-April of 09 and she went on leave mid-June of 09. I worked till she came back and then found another position with the company. Sometimes it does take time to train someone to do your job well when your gone. I mean do you really want to come back to a big pile on your desk after 12 weeks?
Its a little different if you work with like 3 others who do the same job as you and can just divy up the work while your gone. But if you are the only one it makes good sense to have someone come in a month or two earlier than you plan to leave so they can learn your job well and get stuff done until you come back.
Post # 5
Thanks guys that makes sense. I guess its sad that that didnt even cross my mind ha! Prob bc when I was hired I was replacing a girl that quit and the director was just coming back from maternity leave. They didnt hire someone while she was on her leave but our office has also gone through a lot of changes since then so maybe its something they’r considering this time around.
Post # 6
I am due the same day. In January you will need to apply for your maternity leave depending on your policies. Aslo, that will give you time to train someone new, so that they won’t have to do it after you are already gone.
Post # 7
Everyone is different on when they leave work. I left two weeks before I was due, because I was having some complications, but a lot of woman work right up until their due date.
Post # 8
I’m currently 37 weeks and will go on leave at 39wks. I would work up to my due date, but as it it, I can barely walk. If I could sit all day, I’d be fine. (I teach Pre-K..yeah…LOL)
Post # 9
I will be trying to work up until my due date. This is mostly because I will probably only take 8 weeks and I don’t want to lose a minute of them. 🙂
Post # 10
I left a couple days before I delivered I think. However around 7-71/2 months I they put me on bed rest because I started contracting really early so I did have to take some time then. Then when I hit full term they said I was okay to work if I was up to it because I was safe to deliver. I went back to work for as long as I could then I just couldnt take it anymore.