Originally Posted by papschmitty
If the close the office, why would you need to be there for a full 40 hours that week??? If they insist on that, could you flex your time? Maybe working longer hours but fewer days or start really early and leave early so have some time home with the kids? What about starting that full week on the weekend so you have some weekdays home with the kids?
How exciting that you might be able to HB after all!!!
They "close" the office but still need someone here to answer phones and take care of prescription refill authorizations and they also have me use that time to catch up on things that usually get pushed to the side (like filing and patient record requests and stuff like that) but mark my words, with the degree of back pain, abdominal cramping, and vaginal tearing I had with my other kids, and considering that this one will most likely be much larger than my other two, I am SOOOO not going to be up to filing and organizing and inventory climbing up and down a step ladder. Then again, I could bring my kids with me and have them do it... they can alphabetize, we could spend time together, I will reward their helpful efforts with a special lunch or something.
I found it funny that they both said "you can bring the baby, since there will be no patients and not a lot of demand" Im thinking, OH GREAT! Im going to bring up the subject of slinging the baby and bringing her in for the first few weeks... I think I know how that conversation will play out.
And YAY homebirth!! Of course, I will have to get the OK (make sure the babe and I are healthy enough) from my current MW and then find a HB MW. I have a great feelig about this though!