First baby on board…Need some feedback on job situation…

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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CBelle19 :  I would not worry. It is what it is and there’s no reason for you to stress about it. They will figure it out. 

I would choose Tue-Thur schedule, hands down. Long weekend, Monday and Friday off. Yes, all of that. No question here. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Do not stress. Live goes on. People have babies. People leave jobs. People get sick and can’t work. And guess what, the world keeps turning and people figure shit out.

I’m not trying to downplay your importance to the company, but I’ve been in the working world enough to see “we can’t live without them” turns into “we’ll figure it out” pretty quickly when there are no other options.

Having a baby at least gives them a huge chunk of time to prepare. If they can’t get it together by the time you are off, that’s on them. You’re responsiblility is to leave it in as good of a place as possible when you have your baby and then spend your maternity leave taking care of your little one. Do not worry about them. They’ll be fine.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Also, could you do Monday, Tuesday, Thursday schedule? That way, you get a bunch of stuff done at the beginning of the week when most people are the most productive, and then pop back in for one more day before the weekend. I work from home Wednesday and Friday and in the office Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and I find this schedule works great with the collaboration I have to do.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

She cannot do anything about when you get pregnant and then when your maternity leave falls. They’ll just figure it out! 3 days a week of work is perfect, I honestly don’t think it matters what days you take although I’m an advocate for making sure you work on Mondays every week so you can check in at the very beginning of the week and get projects going for the remainder of the work week. I don’t think you can go wrong with what other days you’re there. It will also depend on your childcare situation and who can watch your LO of course. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I agree with pps that a Tuesday through Thursday schedule sounds like a good thing.  I would probably not tell anyone about the pregnancy until after the first trimester.  So much can go wrong. I know that’s easier said then done.

I have a good friend who told me about it early(a couple of months ago) even though her hubby made her promise to keep it quiet until after her ob appointment,  but seriously she was so excited .  Thankfully everything is going well with her pregnancy, buy I understand why her hubby wanted them to wait. 

Also congrats! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

I wouldn’t worry about your job either- I think most employers get it 🙂

 

Also I would DEFINITELY choose the TWTH schedule. Lots of baby events are on Fridays and this way you get longer weekends too! 

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