Sorry you two are having a hard time of it at your work, I can't imagine being treated like that, i've always worked in offices and have walked out on a couple of jobs because of them being completely crap, but I don't imagine any of them to treat pregnant women in this way! I always thought when you see the american movies where the pregnant woman gets treated bad when she reveals she's pregnant, "No that doesn't possibly happen in real life" but I guess it does!!
I am now a housewife and feel for all of you having to work through your pregnancies, I don't think I could handle being bothered to go to work everyday, especially on tired days or achy days, I take my hat off to all of you doing it
yeah, i definitely wish i could stay home. c'est la vie.
on a happy note, my mom just called me (she lives 2,000 miles away ) and told me she put enough money in my bank account for me to buy the crib, swing and bouncer tonight, and she wants me to go do it tonight, after what a crappy day i've had.
so excited to go buy it all and realize that a baby really is coming! aghhh!!
The sad thing is if you'd asked me a year ago I would have told you I LOVE MY JOB & WHO I WORK FOR.... I'm not really sure what the heck is going on. But the partner has decided he doesn't have to work except on what he wants (which isn't much) & is only in the office doing actual business work 30 minutes to an hour a week, which in turn has his assistant thinking she's above showing up on time or doing anything other than personal crap while getting paid. Which that has led to the main attorney I work for having a serious attitude because he keeps getting stuck doing the crap that his partner doesn't want to do & he doesn't have the balls to say something. So it all rolls down to the pregnant girl getting stuck doing everything & then some.
Seriously, so our scanner wasn't working Tuesday. The part-time lady noticed it wasn't working when she tried to scan something. Now mind you, she had just gotten off the phone 10 minutes earlier with our computer tech asking him questions regarding a lap top computer she ordered for her & her husband over the weekend. She tells me it isn't working. I tell her to call him. She didn't want to do it. I finally had to get a little shitty & tell her that she's the one that saw the error message, she needed to tell him what it was doing. She got upset. When I left work Tuesday afternoon it still wasn't working. I get to work this am. Finally at 10 am the attorney I work for walks in & I ask him (since I'm the only one working today) if the scanner was fixed yesterday. He told me as far as he knew it wasn't. So I go back & try it. Sure enough it wasn't fixed on Wednesday. So I ended up having to call the computer tech & spend 45 minutes of my day fixing something that should have been taken care of yesterday!!!!
So I was a complete bitch to the attorney I work for because he asked (while I was working on the scanner) if I had gotten a document finished. My response was "Yeah because I can be in 5 places at once to do the 8 different job titles I don't get paid for. No Ben I haven't gotten anything done because I've been working on getting the scanner fixed that Penny should have taken care of yesterday."
I think he got the hint because he didn't stay at the office long today....
Work stress is the last thing you guys need so sorry to hear. I hope you can find better solutions o going back post mat leave or that things improve. I wish I could be a stay at home Mum too i work three days a week now as a nurse and thats about all I can manage with the two little ones. I could barely walk after my shift on tuesday I just don't know how I'm going to get through the next 9 weeks but am very grateful I get to have a good amount of maternity leave. I am hoping to only go back two days a week which financially will be a nightmare but the little years are so precious and go so fast that I really just want to be home as much as possible. It's so hard when that option is not there and I really feel for you ladies that have no choice but to work full time xx
Im a stay at home mom with my 3 year old and some days i'm wishing I could just go to work and not be in demand 24 7 lol Had my gallbladder ultrasound today after my attack on saturday and sure enough I have gall stones. So I see the doc on feb 6 Im hoping to have my gallbladder removed same time as my c section because I never want to have to feel the pain I felt on saturday ever again worst pain ever including labor.
I'm with you Pink - I'm having a good chunk of time of for maternity leave (14 months, gulp) but I'm absolutely certain that I will be going back to work at the end of that time and willingly so. 14 months is enough of a break in my career. I have a girlfriend who has a 10 month old and has just gone back to work - she said she was worried she'd have separation anxiety when she left him but she was skipping back into work at the end as she needed a break from constant baby duty! lol
I'm planning on coming back to work 4 days a week once mat leave is over. Going to try to haggle to work one of those days from home (although I suspect my immediate boss won't go for that part even though there's no reason why I couldn't) x
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