Poll: how long do you plan on working

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how long do you plan on working?

I am already done working
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11%
until 25-30 weeks
2
4%
until 31-35 weeks
8
14%
35 weeks until the end.
41
72%
 
Total votes : 57

Poll: how long do you plan on working

Postby jgrote2007 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:47 am

Thought this would be fun to know.
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Postby Packnutsmom+1 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:50 am

I stopped working a month ago and am currently on short term disability until my maternity leave kicks in ( when the baby is born) I was a nurse doing straight nights so it was really messing up my body, but the original plan was for me to work until this week.. I'm happy I am off though, I don't have to stress too much about not getting a good nights sleep and all that fun!
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Postby maggie » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:48 am

I'm a sahm and have been since I had our 1st (this is our 2nd) but in actuality besides school before being pregnant I was just a stay at home wife. That was a bitboring but school kept me occupied, I've stopped school for now, til thekids start their school. I do love being a sahm though, can be tiring but very rewarding as well. (not that being a working mom isn't). One day I will be a working mom, I think sometimes we sahm need adult interaction. I do get some with the playdates and going out for girls night, but not as most do. Good luck with your decision
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Postby NicoleK03 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:17 am

I am working until week 39. 19 days of work left and i can't wait!!!
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Postby amandapanda » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:49 pm

Just a warning from my experience, make SURE you can leave when you want. I just got screwed by my employer, and was not allowed to leave on my due date without doctor's permission.

At least in my state, you can't just take FMLA maternity leave, or Short Term Disability, when you want - it kicks in when the baby is born. So if you want time off before the labor/delivery, you have to have a medical reason from your doc, OR you have to get permission from your boss to use vacation/sick time or unpaid time off. I was NOT given that permission, and I'll forever be raw about it. I'm sure my situation is rare, just double triple check, it was HORRIBLE having to keep working past my due date!!!! :)
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Postby 121903 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:40 pm

I worked until I was 36 weeks 1 day.I delivered exactly 4 weeks later.I wanted to give 2 weeks notice but when people do that at my job my boss would either cut everyones hours down to nothing or completely take them off the schedule.So...On that day I gave no notice and just said see ya! I wasn't planning on coming back though so it was worth it :wink:
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Postby slayergrl99 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:42 pm

I worked until 25w2d, but my contract ended (as did the school year). There was no point in me going back for 5 weeks at the beginning of the school year, so I just chose to sit this whole school year out, and probably next year, as well. We'll see.
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Postby jgrote2007 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:00 pm

amandapanda: i think i read a post about your situation with your employer. sorry you are going through that. i checked with my employer, they are pretty laid back when it comes to that stuff, but i work in medical feild. i don't get paid maternity leave so i have to use my sick and vacation pay and then after that i am considered fmla, but we don't get paid for it.
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Postby PixieB » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:18 pm

I'm working to about 36 weeks. I'd love to finish earlier but I just don't have the luxury of loads of leave. One of the parents at work asked me when I was finishing up and was shocked when I said about 36 weeks. I wish we all had the luxury of 6 months paid maternity leave, but I work in child care rather than as a research scientist at a university, it's not like my field is at all socially respectable :roll: *grumble rant*
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Postby StephInSC » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:29 am

My Dr will not let me go past 39 weeks. If I end up scheduled for an induction I'll stop working the Friday before and use vacation time for the days leading up to the induction.

I work from home, so it isn't too bad - I can work from my pajamas on the couch if that's what I need to do. :)
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Postby jgrote2007 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:54 am

pixieb: i respect the child care field. i have recently gone through a rough time with my daycare provider, and found out a few things if i had known ahead of time would not have taken my child to her. we need good child care providers. plus taking care of a lot of kids at one time is a lot of work.
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Postby babygirl4 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:11 pm

I am working up unitl 35 weeks. My work has been great and once i told them i was preggers they said i could go off as early as 17 weeks as medical and then move into my mat leave. I choose not to b/c i feel i would be so bored at hom. I am taking almost 4 weeks of vac before my mat even starts.
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Postby MamaWiltz » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:03 pm

I plan on working till 39weeks and 4days, lol...I will be done on Oct 26th which is a Monday but w/my work schedule it is my Friday. I would have to return back to work on my due date which is Oct 29th a Thursday but my Monday....so I will be done Oct26th...i hope they don't give me grief about it, I'm sure my dr will write them a note if they need one lol....
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Postby Babydreamer1326 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:22 pm

With Deztyni, I worked the day before she was born. I went to work...was admitted to the hospital that evening and she was born 12 hours later :wink:

With Caydyn I worked up until 2 days before he was born and never returned from maternity leave. :wink:
I am still a SAHM and LOVING it! :D
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Postby Nikkijames » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:23 am

I am a SAHM to my 5 and 6 yr old already...
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