By Anonymous - 19/4/2021 01:00 - United States - Cabot

Toxic workplace

Today, I quit my job because I wasn't given the time or space to pump for my newborn child. I went back to work 4 weeks postpartum, and they suggested I pump in the bathroom, my car or the freezer. FML
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By  Bogrbon  |  23

Unfortunately, the United States is the only developed country in the world to not offer state-mandated paid maternity leave. You can take unpaid leave, but when you combine that with the high cost of our private healthcare system, unpaid leave is often unaffordable to many new mothers who just dropped several thousand dollars on birth in a hospital. One of our many "features."

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  Bogrbon  |  23

Unfortunately, the United States is the only developed country in the world to not offer state-mandated paid maternity leave. You can take unpaid leave, but when you combine that with the high cost of our private healthcare system, unpaid leave is often unaffordable to many new mothers who just dropped several thousand dollars on birth in a hospital. One of our many "features."

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America the average is 6 weeks, depending on the Job.
waitstaff and fast food may get a week up to six. Usually not paid.
However I think that employers must provide a space for pumping.

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  Bogrbon  |  23

Apparently in the US, workplaces are required to provide an acceptable space if they have 50 or more employees. Some states are stricter. Not sure where OP works though.

By  wysegirl  |  21

view the maternity laws for your location. I know there are none where I am at but hopefully you have some.

By  Andrejs Ļeonovs  |  2

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  slhiggx  |  7

You are another level of rude.

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  Ambrily  |  27

Excuse me, are you a woman? Because your name seems masculine to me, but I could definitely be wrong, so I prefer to ask.

Either way, you're incredibly rude.

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its a law

"Frequently Asked Questions – Break Time for Nursing Mothers | U.S. Department of Labor" https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/nursing-mothers/faq#:~:text=What%20must%20an%20employer%20provide,birth%20of%20the%20employee's%20child.

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  wysegirl  |  21

sure you go eat your food in the bathroom. while your at it cover your head with a blanket to eat. pumping doesn't come easy for all women for 1 and you need a clean room to be providing for your child. you have no respect and need to do some research.

By  myfakeacc  |  11

I'm not really sure what you are expecting them to do? as someone says can't really expect them to build an office for you

it must be really tough going back so soon

anyways keep up that good boobing mommy