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Asked by Ladysg

Q: Manager and pregnancy (work)

Hi Ladies...

Maybe it's my pregnancy brain or I'm over-analyzing things....but I feel like my manager is just out to get me for something...

She's constantly asking if the work I was assigned is complete or how far am I with certain tasks...mind you I have a team leader that I am reporting to directly that knows the work that I have on my plate now and how far along I am with these tasks...

I'm just wondering if perhaps it's a female manager thing to be acting this way with fellow (heavily) pregnant co-workers?

I'm seriously shocked...she amazes me...in my third trimester...she decides to be this way. Jealous maybe? I dunno...I fail to understand her.

This question was asked Jan. 21, 2015 1:40pm
Category: Pregnancy & Work

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Answered by daisymai11 - Jan. 26, 2015 9:19am
Just ignore her, You'll be off on maternity leave soon, all you can do is smile sweetly & complete the work to the best of your ability within the time given, if she knows that her attitdue is bothering you, she'll continue to keep trying to weigh you down with more work. If you cant manage what your given, let her know. and she'll soon stop xx

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Answered by Ladysg - Jan. 21, 2015 4:07pm
@Gymnast36 Nope...I doubt it...there are other incidences that say otherwise...you'd imagine she'd want me to take on less work during this time...considering she has two kids (so she's been pregnant before...twice).

@Darladybug Well...I just think she's on my case for some reason. Could be I told her that the kind of work I get is not challenging and that after my maternity leave I would love to have key performance indicators so that I can increase my skills...she's on my case with the telephone bill...which I always make sure I pay if I've spent over my limit for the month...
I'm even on the verge of just booking leave for two weeks of February (just before my maternity leave starts) and simply ask my GP to book me off work the previous week and a half of Feb...I'm just afraid that I will be stressing and bring on high blood pressure to myself and develop pre-eclampsia.

Thanks for the response ladies!!!!

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Answered by darladybug - Jan. 21, 2015 2:33pm
It might be a little of both lol. When I was pregnant with my son, I was 8 1/2 months pregnant, during Christmas time in retail. I was the manager of the stockroom and I was having issues with my team not completing tasks as needed. I was always on their case, I was always so stressed and my boss was ALWAYS on my case. It was the day after my brother attempted suicide and she had yelled at me to get my team's act together or I would face consequences. I went in the bathroom and cried for like 10 minutes. When I got myself together and went back to work, it was obvious I had been crying. She asked if I was ok, I told her yes and she never laid into me like that again. She was normally never like that so I just assume she was having a hard time with something and forgot that I was a crazy pregnant woman. Hopefully she will get it soon enough, but maybe think of a way to "tell" her you feel this way? Good luck!

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Answered by Gymnast36 - Jan. 21, 2015 2:31pm
Maybe she's just trying to be helpful, make sure you're coping ok but it's not quite translating the way she means it to? Otherwise you know that you're on top of your work and that's all that matters :)

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