(Closed) How long will you work?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

MissTNBookworm:  I am due 3/1/2016 and the company I work for usually shuts down between Christmas Eve and New Years Day so I will work up to then.

I only get 5 months maternity leave, so want to make the most of it when it’s out!

Post # 48
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Newbee

I had planned to work until 2 weeks before my due date. Baby had other plans and was born 3.5 weeks early. This time around I still plan to start my leave 2 weeks early and hope this baby stays put longer!

Post # 49
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

MissTNBookworm:  not preggers yet, but will definitely work as long as i am physically able.  i don’t get any maternity leave.

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m due Nov 2nd.  I’m plannign to work until October 15th, then use my two weeks of vacation that I’ve saved through to the end of October and start my Mat Leave officialy Nov 1.  I have a fairly long commute to work (an hour each way) and I’m up at 5:30 every morning.  I have a feeling that I’m not going to feel much like doing that once I get close to the end.  I think also that I’ll enjoy having those last couple of weeks of me time before the baby comes (assuming everything goes to plan).  Who knows when I’ll be getting pedicures and relaxing again after the baby comes – LOL

Post # 52
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

With my son I worked up until the day I went into labor (in fact, worked all day, got home, and my water broke about 30 minutes later!). With this one, I’ll likely have a scheduled c-section (labor-related complications with the first makes vbac unlikely), so I’ll probably work up until that date again so I can have as much time with the baby as possible after.

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are not pregnant yet, but soon to be TTC (this summer- yay!) and have already decided that unless my dr. or body tells me otherwise I will probably be working until I go into labor. I’ve been at the same law firm for 8 yrs (9 yrs this fall) and have a ton of sick time I can use- they also have the aflac short term disability plan so I will be buying into that if we are not pregnant by the sign up window to help ends meet a little. We are not covered under FMLA as we only have 15 employees, but they are usually generous and understanding so I would guess they would go with FMLA standards (plus its easier on them). I am hoping to try to return to work part-time after baby is born, but I am not sure they would want that so I may end up being Stay-At-Home Mom for a while…. 

Any tips for workplaces that have zero maternity policy, not covered under FMLA, run by guys LOL??

Post # 54
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

BeckyS0:  I’d love to know as well!!! :::Grabbing some popcorn and waiting for pro tips:::

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Mrs. Meowerson:  ONLY was from my perspective, that is the minimum you can have in Australia, as long as you’ve worked at a job for 12 months by the time the baby comes out.

Many of my friends in government jobs, teaching, nursing extra get up to 12 months paid maternity leave.

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