trying to stay positive :(

I've been trying to avoid all the unnecessary stress from work but of course they keep bothering me and wouldn't stop. Now they are placing me on FMLA and I'm tired of this. I can't afford not to work either because I need the insurance to cover my maternity right now. I have realized that sometimes bad things will happen but all I can do is to hang in there. I need to do this for my baby. I need to make sure we have enough money when he/she comes. So I went to see my OB doctor this past Wednesday and he is letting me go back to work. He said to work half days to see how I feel. I sent my doctor's note to the HR this morning and of course it was not good enough because they wanted me to fill out the FMLA form. I did talk to the HR on the phone to see what she needs and I even had the executive director on the phone to talk to me. I just feel like they want me to quit so they wouldn't have to pay for unemployment if they decided to fired me. This whole thing is a big mess. I am trying so hard to stay positive and keep my head up high. I only need to hang in there until the baby is born then afterward I am not going to be working at my current job. How can I even survive through this? sigh.

thanks for listening :(

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    08/22/14
    Hugs hun, I'm sorry
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    08/22/14
    Thank you!
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    08/22/14
    I want them to let me go but they are trying not to because they would have to pay unemployment. it's just all stupid and crazy!
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      08/22/14
      None of this sounds legal. I would contact the employment department in your state and see if there is anything that can be done. They cannot force you to go on leave especially if you have a doctors release stating that you can go back to work.
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      08/22/14
      I totally agree with you. I feel like I'm being forced to fill out FMLA form. If they don't want me to be there then they can let me go. I feel like this is all
      my boss doings because she told me one time that she doesn't do 2 people's work. She prob been complaining about it for 2 weeks since I was on short term. I get no breaks at all. I just need to keep moving forward and do what's best for my baby. Sigh.
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      08/22/14
      Also if you are able to return to work and they refuse to give you hours, most states consider that a valid reason to collect unemployment.
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      08/22/14
      Check into your unemployment laws or go into the unemployment office and they can help you. There are valid reasons to quit and still collect unemployment.
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      08/22/14
      I really don't want to go back to my job but I gotta have insurance to cover my maternity until the baby is born. I also need to make sure we have enough money to cover our expenses too. I've been crying about this a lot but today i realized I can't do it anymore. No more tears!! I gotta be strong and I gotta get through this obstacles!
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      08/22/14
      I feel you! Me and my husband were homeless and living in our car during months 5-7 of my pregnancy. It was scary! Then we both lost our jobs about a week before our son was born. Somehow we made It through, it's not always easy but baby is worth everything :-)
      It might not be the best solution but there is always state covered health insurance and they will almost always automatically cover you if you are unemployed or don't have any insurance and then baby is covered.
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        08/22/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I'm sorry you are still dealing with this. I agree with the others in checking with the laws and use it to your advantage instead of your work counting on your naivete to do as they please to get what they want.
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