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Thread: Talking to boss abt. pumping - New Beginnings Q

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    Oct 2008

    Default Talking to boss abt. pumping - New Beginnings Q

    "I have been back to work for three weeks. Pumping is not going well, possibly because I am pumping in a small private bathroom with no where to sit except for the toilet. I asked to meet with my boss in order to address my pumping needs, but now I don’t know what to say to him! What are my rights and what requests should I make? How do I handle things gracefully, especially if my boss doesn’t seem very supportive?"

    This is the new "Mother's Situation" for the LLLUSA New Beginnings Magazine column "Making It Work". If any of you would like to help this mom, please leave a comment below or private message me - be aware that you may be edited and/or published in an upcoming issue.

    Winema Wilson Lanoue
    Contributing Editor, Making It Work
    New Beginnings Magazine, LLLUSA

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    Default Re: Talking to boss abt. pumping - New Beginnings Q

    I am returning to work next week, and I just had the conversation with my boss. I thought that he was going to give me a hard time, but he actually seemed pretty supportive. I even got him to agree to allow me to keep a mini fridge in my classroom, because I did not want to store my milk & supplies in the community fridge. When I go back next week we will see if he is still supportive, but I feel hopeful. I was prepared to print out the federal and state laws to show him if he was going to give me a hard time. I will keep my fingers crossed.
    Momma to Big Sister 6.14.13 and Baby Girl 6.28.15

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