Wedding related – My coverage is due to have her baby on my wedding day…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ANGELaaimt:  I would hold off on your rage at her – the situation sucks, but its not like she’s getting pregnant AT you. 

Have you already requested time off?  I would brainstorm your options – minimizing time off around your wedding by taking a later honeymoon, getting a temp anyways (unless you own your company, they are really responsible for staffing), training a current staff member on some of your responsibilities, moving your wedding date etc. 

Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@ANGELaaimt:  Obviously someone doesn’t understand birth control.

I’m sorry you’re dealing with this but at least you have a few months to work out a plan.  You’re going to have to figure out the temp issue since relying on her not to go into labor is a silly plan.  Have you thought about hiring an intern from a local college or community college program?  They are usually very motivated since they want a good grade and a good reference plus they usually learn quickly since they’re young.

Post # 6
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ANGELaaimt:  Is there a higher up you can go to about this issue?!  As in, you both have HUGE life events occurring on the same weekend, and so having one or the other Supervisor there is not applicable??

I am not sure what industry you are a Supervisor in, or what you do, but in a lot of them there are back-up plans to these ‘odd’ circumstances, such as pulling help from another area, another location, etc.  Or, cross training one more individual in your current department to handle the job(s) that NEED done in both of your absences, whether it be for a day, weekend, or even week.  Or, just posting an emergency ‘on call’ contact number to answer anythign that may come up unexpectedly, etc?!

I know in my industry, where we are open 365 days/year, 24hrs/day, etc we have me (the Direct Supervisor), my Assistant (trained to step into my position if needed), and a third trained individual in the even A & B cannot be in the office…

Sorry, I know you may not be looking for advice, but you have waited 2 years for your wedding day/weekend, and I hope work does not stress you out, or require you to be there in the event your back-up has a baby!!!

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