I'm worried about my job!!
mommy? Posted: Jan 21, 2004 06:35 PM+
Posted: Jan 21, 2004 06:35 PM
I'm worried about my job!!Hi girls,
I'm wondering about so much now that we're expecting! One thing I'm concerned about is my job! We got pregnant a little earlier than expected and I don't know how to deal with this! As some of you know, I switched careers this summer and became a NYC teaching fellow. I really like my job, but I'm worried! My baby is due at the beginning of next school year(9/15.) I will have only been at my school a year! Doesn't that look awful! How much leave do I get...6 weeks? Is it really bad to have to go on leave after just 1 year and at the beginning of a new year??
Also, with my program(Fellows) I heard they don't let you take your grad classes(which you take at night) if you're on a leave from teaching! That might disqualify me from the program and make me lose my job!!
I don't know who to talk to b/c it's still a secret! Would this be a form of discrimination? I'm in the UFT and pay dues, but what does that say for NYC Teaching Fellows?!!
If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it!
Also, how do I get my old screen name back???!!!
JennRenee Posted: Jan 21, 2004 07:05 PM+
JennRenee MEMBER SINCE: 3/01 TOTAL POSTS : 8162 WEDDING DATE: Jul 06, 2001
Posted: Jan 21, 2004 07:05 PM
Re: I'm worried about my job!!I don't know anything about NYC Teaching Fellowship, but I can tell you how my school district does maternity leave.
Unfortunately the only paid leave we get is accumulated sick time. We can have up to 2 years unpaid, but only our sick days are paid.
It stinks, but their attitude is that we get the whole summer off. Unfortunately not everyone can plan to have a summer baby.
It doesn't look bad for you that you'll have only been there a year and are taking a maternity leave. Hey, you're a young married woman, and you're entitled to have a baby. Don't worry about that. The parents hate when you go on maternity leave no matter how long you've been there.
mommy? Posted: Jan 21, 2004 07:19 PM+
Posted: Jan 21, 2004 07:19 PM
Re: I'm worried about my job!!Thanks! I'm trying not to stress! I just don't want to look bad as a new teacher! I feel lost enough as it is as a 1st year teacher! ! I was hoping my 2nd year would be better....but I'll miss the first 6 weeks already!!! Nevermind what will happen with the Fellows!
MrsTC Posted: Jan 21, 2004 07:25 PM+
MrsTC MEMBER SINCE: 3/03 TOTAL POSTS : 8127 WEDDING DATE: Sep 27, 2003
Posted: Jan 21, 2004 07:25 PM
Re: I'm worried about my job!!With a normal birth, you get 6 weeks off and with a C section, it is 8 weeks. You also have up to 12 weeks for Family Medical Leave. (For example, you take the 6 weeks for a normal delivery and then you have another 6 weeks from the FMLA act). They cannot discriminate against you because you are pregnant. You should talk to your union rep.
mommy? Posted: Jan 21, 2004 09:17 PM+
Posted: Jan 21, 2004 09:17 PM
Re: I'm worried about my job!!thanks...I can handle 12 weeks! I'm not tenured though(it's my 1st year) can they ask me not to come back/replace me? Also, still left w/the Fellows program problem!!
yabbobay Posted: Jan 22, 2004 02:37 AM+
yabbobay MEMBER SINCE: 5/01 TOTAL POSTS : 14690 WEDDING DATE: Jul 14, 2002
Posted: Jan 22, 2004 02:37 AM
Re: I'm worried about my job!!to be honest...I don't think that NYC schools would not ask you back (granted you are productive) - although I never saw an untenured teacher go through pregnancy...
what I do know is that you get maternity leave...but you MUST use your sick days...(personally I think thats crappy...but those are the rules) and you could probably take more time off unpaid...
I have also seen many people in my grad classes that have delivered during the semester...
I would definitely talk to you UFT leader in the school...and even untenured...you are pretty protected in NYC...there will be a spot for you somewhere...believe me...I saw awful uncertified teachers get shuffled around...b/c it was too hard to fire them
Cira Posted: Jan 22, 2004 10:42 AM+
Cira MEMBER SINCE: 8/01 TOTAL POSTS : 3460 WEDDING DATE: Jun 23, 2002
Posted: Jan 22, 2004 10:42 AM
Re: I'm worried about my job!!Shannon ... I don't have any guidance on this issue, but I just wanted to tell you that it all works out. What is the worst case scenario? You'll have a beautiful baby in your arms no matter what.
ILT1221 Posted: Jan 22, 2004 11:41 AM+
ILT1221 MEMBER SINCE: 7/01 TOTAL POSTS : 2201 WEDDING DATE: Dec 01, 2002
Posted: Jan 22, 2004 11:41 AM
Re: I'm worried about my job!!Shannon,
I also have only been at my job less than a year. In the grand scheme of things...getting pregnant just happens! And although you may have to take a leave from the Fellows program, I'm sure they would work something out with you. I think its best to talk to whoever your representative is...and especially find someone you can talk to in confidence. Good luck!
mommy? Posted: Jan 22, 2004 07:13 PM+
Posted: Jan 22, 2004 07:13 PM
Re: I'm worried about my job!!Thanks girls! I found out that I do get 6 weeks as a regular teacher and that the Fellows honors that. However, I can't take my grad courses at night while on maternity leave t/the Fellows. Actually, I can, but I have to pay for that part myself....That doesn't really make much sense to me....anyway, you're right, I will have a baby and that's the most important thing!
My hormones are out of control and I am the worst worry wart about this stuff! I was hysterical crying last night over all this! I know that can't be healthy for my little one! I'm really going to try and relax!!
shamma Posted: Jan 22, 2004 09:42 PM+
shamma MEMBER SINCE: 10/01 TOTAL POSTS : 19166 WEDDING DATE: Aug 03, 2002
Posted: Jan 22, 2004 09:42 PM
Re: I'm worried about my job!!fm Ron about getting your name. I wish you all the best Shannon
rpolanco Posted: Mar 31, 2012 08:01 AM+
rpolanco MEMBER SINCE: 3/12 TOTAL POSTS : 1 WEDDING DATE: Jul 25, 2012
Posted: Mar 31, 2012 08:01 AM
Re: I'm worried about my job!!Hi there,
I'm a NYC TF and I'm in the same position, although I'm due in August. I was just wondering what had happened and if you could give me helpful details about how the leave from the Fellows Program works.
Thanks in advance!
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