Diana - posted on 04/23/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
.My manager is up my a$$ for EVERYTHING!! She'll follow me to the bathroom,she'll snoop around the room where i pump. I am getting called into the office and being "attacked" by her,the hr lady and the director of our dept because i request days off for medical appts. They say it's too much and if it continues they are going to have to force me to take fmla unpaid.
I worked a 4.5 hour shift yesterday(had to leave early which i requested and was approved) and from what knew i was entiltled to a 15 min paid break. They actually deducted that time from my personal time because i used it to pump!! They stated that by law they didn't have to pay me for pumping. Understandable and all but if i'm entitled to the break shouldn't I be the one who decides what i should use it for???? Before I went on maternity leave(before pumping),my manager told me that BY LAW i had to take a 15min break when working 4.5hrs and today the hr lady sent me an email stating that they are not required by law to provide the break and if i was told that,i was misinformed. well duh!! My MANAGER told me that,maybe they need to train her and edcate her on what's allowed and not so she doesn't keep making your company look stupid. How she became a manager to begin with,i will never understand..i swear,she's an idiot.
They are making my life a living hell,I will NOT quit(i know they are dying for me to). I won't let them have that satisfaction.
I went to talk to a lawyer yesterday for some help and he said that i couldn't do much because they are still giving me a place and time to pump.
On top of all this,today my manager comes up to me to let me know that they are moving me from the room i now use to pump to what used to be a storage room ALL the way on the other end of the building. It's going to take me at least 10 mins there and back. It is surrounded by people and to be honest,when she told them(people in that area)what the room would be used for, they cringed..which of course made me uncomfortable. i don't know what to do. I am in tears everyday and get butterflies in the morning just wondering what i'm gonna get pulled into the office for next.