I'm slowly trending my work stuff down... So I say. Things are massively hectic right now and it's killing me - I'm dragging so much.
I'm planning on making a bunch of changes on 4/10 -
- no weeks over 25 hours
- telecommuting to as many meetings as possible instead of 2 hr round trips
- passing off certain responsibilities that won't be mine upon return
I happen to have a really essential project to work on for the last month that I haven't been able to touch since 1/1 and it has to get done. So I'm going to clear the decks. If I could flip everyone the bird too I would. I agree, work sucks right now.
Regarding leave, since I'm moving down to part time, I won't get disability. So I'm definitely going to try to "work" until the baby comes, though at a reduced pace/schedule. Luckily I will be working on an operations manual at my house for the last few weeks so I don't consider that too taxing. Then I'll take my 12 weeks from there.
My second job, teaching two yoga classes a week - I've taken some time off and am teaching max once a week in March. However, I go back to twice a week in April. I'm not really looking forward to it and may just cop out early. I'm so totally exhausted and this is my week off from teaching!!!
I'm hoping that continuing to work and teach in April... that day job chills out and that teaching yoga keeps my busy and happy and connected to people... it certainly does make the time pass. And when I say teaching yoga, I mean I'll be sitting on a stool in the corner telling everyone what to do.
I HATE WORK RIGHT NOW. HATE HATE HATE HATE.
I'm usually a positive person but it's just killing me. I've been so positive my whole pregnancy - today I said to my coworkers how tired I was - they said - well that's good - you'll be all ready for the baby etc. I am glad I kept my mouth shut so far. I was surprised by their unhelpful and almost snarky responses.