Nervous to tell boss–what would you say?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

1112bride:  “Just wanted to inform you that I am expecting our child in (month/year), and that I plan to take (X) month/months off under FMLA/maternity leave.  I plan to work until my due date, unless doctor states I cannot.  I also plan to come back to work part-time/full-time (if applicable) when my FMLA expires.  Please let me know when I need to submit paperwork, and how we work out benefits, compensation (again, if applicable), and acquiring a substitution during my leave.”

Professional, short and too the point!!  There is not a mandatory time you need to have this conversation with him/her, but he/she may figure it out if you start to show.  Have no fear, you are protected under Federal law 🙂

Post # 4
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

1112bride:  I pretty much just did what the previous poster said. Good luck!!

Post # 6
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My boss is very laid back. I kinda went up to him one morning and was like, “remember how I just had a baby 6 months ago and I started back two months ago? Yeah, well we’re going to need to do that again. We are pregnant again.” 

He told me he had a feeling because I was showing, which he put in much better terms. I was about 10.5-11 weeks at the time.

My way was unprofessional lol but for the most part I’ve never heard someone act negatively 

Post # 7
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I just started my job at 12 weeks, (but was hired before my BFP)… So at 13 weeks I said “I have good news and bad news…” “Bad news is, can I have some time off at the end of January…? And good news is in pregnant!” My boss is awesome bc she’s a new mom so she was totally awesome about it!

Post # 8
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I say just be upfront about it and don’t wait too long so they have time to figure everything out before you have to leave and plan for a time where you may be put on bedrest and can’t work full term.

My FSIL decided that she was going to be a SAHM right before the school year started and the school was upset she didn’t notify sooner so they were scrambling to find a replacement. 

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