They always say there is never a good time to start a family.
April 29,2021 at 1:26PM UTC
Well my timing isn’t perfect, but I feel so blessed to be finally pregnant.
My timing, I started a new job in January. I am new at my company and therefore I have not earned FMLA.
I need advice:
1. How do I approach the conversation about my pregnancy with my manager (male) and with HR? Any tips on how to have that discussion? When do I have that conversation? How soon?
2. Do I take maternity leave with the risk of losing my job due to not earning my FMLA or do I request to use my PTO (I have been saving) to try and take a maternity leave next year once I have made it a full year?
Any and all advice is welcomed! Thank you!
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