Friday, November 19, 2010

Maternity leave can be worrisome


How much time can you afford to take off? Despite laws against it, can you still be fired for taking leave?

The truth is that employers can say you were going to be laid off anyway—and skirt the law.

Most women don’t respond legally—so companies get away with it.

Can you afford to be out a long time—most maternity leave is unpaid.

Have a plan, says Anita Bruzzese, Gannett.

Don’t tell until you have to—when it becomes apparent.

Stay professional—don’t show your sono around or buzz about names.

Plan ahead—even for an early arrival. Have your projects in hand.

Tag up with your boss often while you are home. Stay in touch.

I think I violated all these—and I didn’t go back…So do as I say, not as I did.

4 comments:

srdem65 said...

Remember I told you my daughter's company was hiring? They made their selection but the hiree said..(true) Oh, I don't want to start work until after the holidays in January.!!
No 2 got the job.

Star Lawrence said...

I always tell my kid--act like you want the job! I remember in the Wayback when I hired I would get these stone faces and wondered--do you even want to work here?

Anonymous said...

Work smart, not until the night

Star Lawrence said...

What if you don't have insurance coverage for your pregnancy?

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-pregnancy-insurance-20101129,0,6088034.story