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I am SO proud of my employer (PNC Bank).


I was browsing through our benefits book (I'm @ work right now) and my employer has a "lactation program". They have also won several breastfeeding friendly awards with our County.

They offer: (quoted from their website)

The PNC Work/Life Department has established New Mothers' Rooms in several markets for mothers returning to work. Each private, secure room provides a comfortable, relaxed environment, equipped with breast pumps and a refrigerator. Moms only need to bring their own attachments.

Each room contains:
Medela breast pumps from Lactina Select
Comfortable chairs and footstools
Lending library and resource materials

They also offer back up childcare on site, 8 weeks of paid childcare after maternity or paternity leave, flex work schedules for parents and more!



I'm so proud to work in this company! Now I'm never gonna quit!
 

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WOW!!!!!!!!


that is soooo awesome! That sounds like a standard other companies shoud emulate.

seriously there is only one reason I never returned to work after Isabella -
I was told i would have to pump in the car , and the daycare that the co. paid 1/2 off would not allow breastmilk.
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You lucky lady you! that is just the coolest thing I have ever heard!
 

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Originally Posted by Anguschick1
PNC Bank - are they local only? Or a national bank? I would consider using them if they were available in the Chicago.
They are not national, but they aren't local either. They are mostly on the east coast, for detailed info on what states they are in, click here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PNC_Bank

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PNC_Financial_Services



for a moment there I wanted to have a baby and work full time! lol
I guess PNC's program is working
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That's awesome your company supplies a quality pump. I thought it was cool when Wells Fargo set aside a private space for a friend to pump in using her own PIS.

My college has a Medela Lactina Select pump in a "Nursing Mom's Lounge" that used to be a utility closet in the basement. It's so nice to have a private place to kick back and pump in. The room has a couch, rocking chair, refrigerator, lamp, pump, nursing stool, and changing table in it. There is also a refrigerator in the basement for us to store our milk in.

Also, the hospital that I have worked/interned in have pumps and a pumping lounge.
 

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Wow! They provide the pumps?? That is amazing! I was impressed with DH's employer, yours sounds even better! This is the policy at DH's work:

"Lactation program for nursing and expectant mothers-

This program offers telephone consultation and support by certified lactation specialists, educational materials, breast-feeding classes and discounts on breast pumps. Mothers' Rooms are available at most major locations, and Xxxxx provides a $75 subsidy toward the purchase of a breast pump
for employees who are breast-feeding". Most if not all 6 medical plans offered with this company cover breast pumps, but I am not sure their rules.

Its so nice to see that employers are seeing the benefits of encouraging moms to BF, since it lessens their out of pocket costs and makes for better morale of their employees! Kudos to PNC bank!!
 

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for your company! I've never heard of anything like that before.
It's great to know that things seem to be changing, if only one company at a time.

I'm a SAHM right now and I'm in total awe of working mamas who are able to pump and continue to BF. I really don't know if I could've done it.

I'm so excited to hear about this! Thanks for sharing!
 

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I think I'm going to switch local banks! Seriously! I think they have a bank near me, and I only use the local bank for easy access to cash, so why not suppor$t a company who is so breastfeeding friendly?
 

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I worked for a company that was bought out by PNC. We had numerous assurances that we would all keep our jobs. Less than a year later, on July 19, 2005, I was informed that I, along with 3 of my coworkers (we were a small division, about 30 employees) were getting laid off. I was 3 days past my due date with my son. I remember sitting in that conference room (yeah, they told us all at once on a conference call), depressed already because my due date had come and gone and I was still at work, only to find out that I no longer had a job.

It gets better, though. Our supervisors were given the discretion as to when to unofficially let us go. Officially, our employment would not terminate for 60 days but they had the choice as to when they no longer needed us. All of the supervisors at our site decided to let us finish our jobs immediately and basically get two months severance (they used the date that they bought the company as the date of hire rather than count the time that we had spent with the company prior to that so we got almost no severance), which was very cool of them. But when the HR guy found out that I was going to have a baby at any time, he tried to force me to file for medical leave and get 3 weeks of short-term disability (two weeks of full pay and one week of half pay) and 9 weeks of no pay, with me covering the premium for my medical insurance. He basically harrassed me, calling me several times a day, until my supervisor pointed out that my father is an attorney and given the delicate nature of laying off pregnant women, maybe PNC wasn't interested in a legal fight. I guess he saw the light because I never heard another word about it.

In the end, getting laid off by PNC was fabulous. We had saved up to cover my mostly unpaid maternity leave so getting paid during that time was a plus. My husband got a promotion in the mean time so after my "severance" ran out, I didn't have to look for another job so I've gotten to stay at home with my son.

I think it's great that they are pro-BF but I still have no love for PNC.
 
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