I need advice from you all.
I am a new mom who is contracting for a great company, and they are planning on hiring me when my contract is up, in a few months. For the past 4 months, I have been pumping 10 minutes 3x/day using a tiny kitchen in between the offices of the HR Director and the HR Manager.
There is a tiny fridge in that kitchen (shared by the HR Manager, HR Director, and the Receptionist) that I used until the Receptionist & HR Manager let me know a few weeks ago that the fridge was too crowded for my "stuff". I keep it in a discrete cooler bag, and although I still feel uncomfortable hauling it around the office (to a larger fridge) each time I have to pump, I can understand that I need to share it (even though any of them could easily store their lunch in the main fridge/kitchen). The reason that they gave me for not being allowed to use that fridge is that the new HR Director needed the space in the fridge
Just today, the Receptionist asked me how long I was going to continue pumping, in the long term. I didn't answer her question, as I don't think it is her business, but I just asked her why she needed to know. She replied that she needs to let the HR Director know. I asked her if he had said anything (as in a complaint), and she said "no, it's illegal for him to say anything about it." Then she mentioned the fridge space issue again (which was resolved). This Receptionist has a history of being a trouble maker. I'd like to go the HR Director directly and see what the problem is (if there really is one), whether it's the noise of the pump, space in the fridge, or what. But I'm not sure if I should do that considering my status as a contractor - and I don't want to cause trouble before I am hired or do anything that could change that from happening. Should I go to my supervisor instead? I already had her troubleshoot the fridge issue the first time. I'm trying not to get a reputation as a militant lactivist; I am trying to be discrete. I'm just feeling like my rights and dignity are being tread upon. I would appreciate your thoughts and advice. Sorry for the long post.