Post # 1
I accepted a job offer today for a better job. My dd is 8.5 months and I really want to continue pumping at work & breastfeeding at home at least until she’s 1. When would you ask the new job about pumping? I start on August 12, but I have all of my direct supervisors contact info. My boss now does not care when I pump on or how long. I sometimes pump 5-6 times a day just because she’s so lax. I would like to pump at least 3 times at the new job..once in the morning, once on lunch, and once in the afternoon.
So, when would you ask and what would you say?
thanks in advance!
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@MadTownGirl: I have the HR recruiters information that set up the interview and extended the offer afterwards. I guess I could contact him. I didn’t even think about that. Thanks!
@MrsRugbee: Yes, I know. I just want to go about it the correct way.
Post # 6
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.