I shouldnt be based on early posts on this board, but i'm a little flabbergasted at people's ignorance about maternity leave laws. A coworker of mine (a STM?!) who is due in feb stopped me to ask about my leave plans last week. She was under the impression that we got 3 months paid leave. when i explained that no, you needed to use vacation time and short term disability to cover leave she said, oh so i'll just sign up for STD during open enrollment. umm no, you have a pre-existing condition now. I'm wondering what the heck she will do, but there's not alot she can do at this point to get her leave paid for.
am I the only OCD person that cornered her HR people at open enrollment years ago to figure out what i needed to do for maternity leave? I fully intend to send an email to my other coworker who is TTC and making sure she's on top of this. yeesh. oh, and I LOVE the people who seem shocked that I am taking 3 months. they honestly think that 6 weeks is enough and I should be back. ::face-palm::