Did you guys see workers in Florida were recently fired for wearing orange shirts? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/03/law-firm-fires-workers-for-wearing-orange/
Mamaharrison, I'm so sorry you guys are having such a stressful time! I liked the chart. I read some of the comments, and someone said they got paid leave because of FMLA. Ugh! I did a paper on FMLA in college (while pregnant :) so I know the ins and outs, but how could a person be so misinformed?
I'm a freelancer, so I don't have any benefits of any kind. My husband is a stay at home dad, so I'm planning on heading out on jobs at 2 weeks if able. I'm 100% committed to breastfeeding, so I'll be pumping to some degree. Luckily I can go out on short jobs for about 3 hours and then come home and finish up the other half on my computer with the baby in a wrap. Once pumping is established, I'd start longer jobs. With DD, I'd be gone for about 4 hours to college when she was six months old, and I didn't even have to pump. She didn't care for a bottle of pumped milk and would rather wait. Plus she slept for most of the time I was gone.
To the OP, I don't have a "boss" per se, but I have a firmowner I work through as a subcontractor for many jobs, and I told her. It's a different relationship than with a boss since I can't be "fired." She could decide not to assign any more work to me, but that doesn't help her unless I was doing poor work. I told her the 2 weeks estimate and that I'd be working up to the end. She was fine with that. I'm sure she will not be happy if for some reason I can't go out at 2 weeks, but again there's nothing either of us can do about that.