Where I work, maternity leave is 2 months only! and….you forgo your annual leave too.
So, you gotta work till the last day (yep till you give birth) so as not to lose the precious days) and if you forgo your annual leave does that not mean that maternity leave is only one month and the rest your leave? And is maternity leave really leave? I mean are you not adjusting to the baby and changes to your body and all?
A colleague gave birth the other day straight after getting home from the office. she is fine thank God! and this is the norm at work, you cannot afford to take time off before your due date. According to the big kahuna, most of his employees are ladies of childbearing age and he really cannot afford to have them on leave for the whole three months and anyway, he is known to argue, when expectant you are not 100% productive in your first and last trimesters so you really cannot afford to complain about the 2 months!
Ps: They omitted the above info during induction, how convenient don’t you think?
Thoughts my good people …………