My boss (president of our company) "asked" me this afternoon to work part time during my maternity leave. I primairly work remotely, however, there are times I do need to go into the office but its typically less than 10 hours a week. That being said, I do put in 10-12 hours a day. A typical day usually involves 3- 6 hours on conference calls with clients, vendors, partners, etc.
We have STD, which, according to the paperwork, I can't work during this at all. STD is standard 60% for 6 weeks or 8 weeks for c-section. I told him of this and he replied 'well, we will just list you as a part time employee' .
After talking this over with my husband some, I have come up with this "proposal". I will start working, part time, 2 weeks after delivery and ONLY as I am able to and can't committ to a certain time everyday, it will just be as I am able. As I am "entitled" to 60% and no work, I will expect my company to pay me 100% of my salary and I will not submit any claim to STD, while committing to work at least 50% every week. The only cavets would be 1. our baby is home with me, no daycare unless they will pay for a nanny. 2. no travel during this time.
Does this sound unreasonable? My working environment is pretty laid back, I make my own hours but I do worry that I will get caught up in my day and end up spending more time working when I should be bonding with my LO.