Has anyone else encountered problems with taking time off for giving birth? The *very* abbreviated version of what happened is this:
I gave my bosses 6 months notice that I would like to take 12 weeks off to be with my newborn (I'm due in September) and I would like to take 2 weeks off before the birth and was basically told that she doesn't know if she can "hold my job" that long (I'm legally entitled to 12 weeks, but was told by our HR department that most supervisors are sympathetic if I need longer). Also, when I expressed concern about being able to get my infant into a day care that I was comfortable with, I was told, "you need to be more flexible...you need to work with us-you need to look at other daycare options if you want us to help you."
Has anyone else encountered this kind of resistance? what did you do? (FYI: I've been here for 6 years and have received multiple promotions and merit increases, so I don't know why they would want to get rid of me).