Just made a sign for the door

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Just made a sign for the door

Postby rkegreen » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:04 am

So at work I need to pump in the employee restroom.

I hate it. And the worst thing is when someone knocks on the door. It is hard to concentrate knowing someone is outside waiting to use it.

So to stop the knocking:

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Postby jessm » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:09 am

Haha! I love it! I have a little office, but I have a sign that says Occupied, Do Not Enter and has a bottle on it lol. A few other people have the key, but I'm really the only one who goes int here. I actually leave my pump set up all day.
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Postby fodla » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:07 pm

They make you pump in the bathroom!?
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Postby LaraE » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:31 pm

that sign is awesome/

i get to pump in a small room with a vinyl covered little bed thingy (think school nurse) and it locks from the inside so I don't worry about anyone ever walking in. phew.
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Postby thirdtimesacharm » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:38 pm

I think there is a law now that says employers have to provide a private room that in NOT a bathroom for nursing mothers to pump. I run an office and the company that we outsource human resources to (Paychex) sent me the notice.

Just FYI. ;)
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Postby rkegreen » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:01 am

They just remodeled a building for us. I mentioned a room for pumping, and i didnt get a good response. I dont 'mind' per say to pump there...i just feel icky doing it.

I work in the county election office. We do have a room i could use, but couldnt during an election. Then the other room is empty mon-wed but busy thurs-fri. I just dont know where else i could go.

I didnt have this issue with dd1 because we had a spare room. But we relocated. It stinks.
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Postby thirdtimesacharm » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:14 am

I understand if you dont want to make a fuss but it Paychex made it clear that it was the employers responsibility to establish a plan for pumping moms. I would go to your employer and say "I need you guys to come up with a plan for where I can pump. It has to be a private room that is not a bathroom". I'll see if I can find the announcement they sent me.
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Postby jessm » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:33 am

thirdtimesacharm wrote:I understand if you dont want to make a fuss but it Paychex made it clear that it was the employers responsibility to establish a plan for pumping moms. I would go to your employer and say "I need you guys to come up with a plan for where I can pump. It has to be a private room that is not a bathroom". I'll see if I can find the announcement they sent me.


I'm not sure if this is a nationwide law, but it definitely is true in NJ. Not sure what state you are in.
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Postby rkegreen » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:14 am

Im in Nebraska. I think we have a law like that. I might start using our counting room here at work. Only because it is just ackward pumping in the restroom...although it is pretty quiet until someone needs to go potty.
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Postby thirdtimesacharm » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:04 am

Info for any nursing mom out there regarding pumping in the workplace:

http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/Workplac ... fault.aspx
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Postby jessm » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:10 am

It does get difficult finding the time sometimes. I have to try and schedule my breaks, which is hard in my line of work. All of my experiments are time sensitive and sometimes the day doesn't pan out like I hoped.
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Postby victoria_1024 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:12 pm

There's nothing worse than feeling pressure of a time crunch when you're trying to pump. Hope your sign helps!
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Postby murphyblue » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:02 am

Federal guidelines on this were updated as part of PPACA (Obamacare) and it looks like it was effective in March 2010. A bathroom is not sufficient, although your employer may be exempt if they have less than 50 employees:

http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs73.pdf

If they have 50 or more employees and haven't provided a space (either dedicated or available to you upon need) they are in violation.
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