I spoke to my boss about maternity leave. I stated that I would like to take 3 months off and since I haven't had a pay rise or bonus for .... YEARS ... I would like to stay on full pay. I broke down the time like this - one month will be my vacation, and 6 weeks will be covered by disability since I will probably have a C section so I am asking him for 2 extra weeks of paid coverage.
He agreed as long as I was on call whenever he needed me and that I came into work for the 3rd month on a part time basis. Part time my ass. I know he wants me in the year end strategy session which means I will be sitting in 4 hour meetings at least 3 days a week. I will still be recovering from the damn C Section.
Ah well, at least I have a job I guess. Two months with my babies then back to work. He cited someone that came back after two weeks. Big fucking deal. I am having twins asshole. And I am legally allowed 6 weeks recovery time. 6+4 = 10 - two and half months in my book.
I guess I shall have to swallow that bitter pill and be thankful I am getting two months. Of course, there is problem with this scenario. I will have to be off work BEFORE I give birth. That should be interesting! I shall get a doctors note and then...I think I will have to save some money and go out on unpaid leave.
I will be very surprised if I am still working at my job this time next year. There are rumblings of cut backs and what not. I should start lining up plan b's, 'justincase's. Ahh stress.