(Closed) Not taking maternity leave? possible?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I worked in a retail pharmacy for years while I was in school (I worked for CVS and Walgreens).  I don’t know how in the world you would ever be able to pump and sustain breast feeding while working in a retail pharmacy.  I have friends that are pharmacists, and they were able to take their full maternity leave.  Pay isn’t such an issue since you make a good salary, save money, and have short term disability to cover you.  I have friends that chose to float stores after for the flexiblilty in hours, and daycare, but never becasue they were forced.  Especially if you are a pharamcy manager, they wouldn’t replace you because you went on maternity leave, because that happens all the time.   There has to be some other loophole in the federal DEA laws that is being missed, since I have worked with numerous pharmacy managers that haven’t lost their positions due to maternity leave. 

And to add- I think standing on your feet all day after no maternity leave would be about impossible. 


Post # 33
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would think it depends on your labor and the health of you and your baby. I personally was so tired and sore for two weeks, just from the birth alone. If you have a C section that’s 5 days in the hospital and you aren’t suppossed to lift anything heavy for a few weeks. I hope you are able to get the rest you would need while keeping your job and your family’s finances in shape! Good luck.

Post # 34
40 posts
  • Wedding: May 2007

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@bride21:  Yeah!  I was just going to post this too…I’m glad you did!

Post # 35
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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That is true in some states (the stae of IL requires all, it does not specify like FMLA), but a pharmacy in a large corproate would qualify.  Most people work for companies that would qualify that law.  It does differ from state to state.

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