Some advice needed!....

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by curlylocks, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. curlylocks

    curlylocks Well-Known Member

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    I'm so happy - just got home from work and have 2 letters from the hosp - one to say I have my midwife app on the 5th Nov and another to say first scan on the 17th of Nov :happydance:(Scan date seems a lifetime away though!).

    The only problem is, one is at 09.30am and the other at 4pm! - I work 8am-6pm! I didn't want to tell work until I was passed my scan. I am hardly ever off sick (literally never) until Monday when they sent me home coz I was suffering with a seriously bad headache!

    Should I call in sick on both these days? Or risk telling my manager before I feel ready to??

    Thanks xxx
     
  2. Cariad_bach

    Cariad_bach mum to 2 boys and 2 girls

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    OOh im sorry hun i dont know what to say (im a full time mum so dont have that prob lol)
    I think you should do what you feel most comfortable with.....is there know way you can say you have a doctors appointment for a "woman's" health check that cant be changed for the first appointment, its kind of half the truth lol.

    Good luck hun xxx
     
  3. Gemma Lou

    Gemma Lou Well-Known Member

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    Wow, your scan is the day before mine, how exciting!
    Its whatever you feel most comfortable with, I did tell my boss as soon as I knew so that I was ok to go out on any appointments and things like that.....she has also been really understanding when I have felt ill in the mornings and always offers support.
    You can only do what you are happy to do. All the best:hugs:
     
  4. hellotasha

    hellotasha Loves Her Baby Girl. X

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    hey hun, you could either call the hospital & ask if theres any chance they can arange it for the same day this is what i had to do. If they say no then you have a bit of time to think of what to say to work but id defo give the hospital a call first see if they can help you xxx
     
  5. k8y

    k8y Well-Known Member

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    Could you not take the 5th off as holiday.... you could you were doing something for bonfire night? then take the 2nd date off sick.
     
  6. curlylocks

    curlylocks Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for you're replies ladies.

    Unfortunatley I have no more holiday days left to take! Very annoying (I knew I should have saved some!) I think I will try and call them tomorrow and see if I can make the midwife app the same day as the Scan - alhough I am a little confused about why the midwife app is 2 weeks before my scan anyway! Any ideas? xxx
     
  7. ajarvis

    ajarvis Well-Known Member

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    IMO you don't have to tell her what your doctor's appointments are for. It's none of their business. Just tell them you have a couple doctor's appointment and need the time off.
     
  8. Lulu

    Lulu 1 dude & 1 dudette

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    Just what I was going to say. Surely you are allowed time off for doctors appointments, you don't need to explain why.
     

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