When would you ask new job about pumping?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1787 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Do you have a contact there in HR?  Maybe someone who set up the interview with you? I would start with them first and send an email asking about their pumping/break policies.   If you don’t have a contact in HR, then I would wait until a few days before you start and CALL your new boss to talk directly about the situation. 

Post # 4
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Since you’ve already accepted the job, it would be good to ask as soon as possible so you can know what to expect.

Post # 6
3633 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would ask if they have the facilities for you to pump in private and go from there. For example, my company has a dedicated mother’s room and new moms can just go in there whenever they want. I don’t think any of the supervisors actually worked out a schedule. Of course, they only went in there when needed and no one was keeping track. If they were away from their desks and offline (e.g. no phone, email) all day, then that would be another issue. We had a nursing mom in my department specifically for a while and she would just go in there whenever she needed to and brought her mobile phone and laptop. I assume she was wearing the pumping bra as she was still able to type.

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