Well, I just found out some bad news this morning. I had been told all along by my administrator that we get 13 weeks off for maternity leave. Great and wonderful. The book said 13 weeks. No where in there did it say 6 weeks for pregnancies.
Well, my doctor's office is filling out my short term disability form and let me know they can only put 8 weeks down for my estimated return to work date. So, that leaves 5 weeks unaccounted for.
I called my admini. and talked with her about it and she said it shouldn't be a problem. She called the benefits person and got back to me telling me they only cover 6 weeks. 6 WEEKS for pregnancy. What am I going to do?
We had it all figured out with child care and everything. Hubby was going to teach night classes and stay home on Tuesday and Thursday while I worked and I was going to stay home the other days. This has thrown everything into a big tail spin. I just can't believe my administrator wouldn't check this out and would continue to tell us 13 weeks. There are 2 other pregnant people at work who are not going to be happy when they hear this news.
I am going to try to see if I can have the doctor's office change my form based on the type of work I do......lifting, standing, pushing, pulling, etc. I work in surgery. Maybe that would help but that is the only thing I can think of.
I called benefits lady myself and she told me the book reads "up to 13 weeks off" Well, hello? Could they not list pregnancy as a definite 6 weeks then.
Thanks for letting me vent. I am just so dissapointed.