Expressing dilemma at work

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Expressing dilemma at work

Post by Mmm » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:35 am

I need some help resolving problems with expressing at work. With my first bub I had my own office so just closed the blind, locked the door and no-one was any the wiser.

Returning with my second they have decided that as I am part time I have to share my office (with a 50yr old man). I explained that this would create some problems with expressing (the only other choices are other peoples offices, meeting rooms with no blind/lock or the toilet. They advised it was all sorted, he wouldn't be there much and if I need to express he would leave.

He is not there much but guaranteed to arrive just before I am due to express and has to urgently finish something, starts a long phone call etc. I also feel completely uncomfortable asking him to leave (don't generally discuss my boobs at work) so I delay or miss expressing & end up with leaky boobs, blocked ducts, short on milk for next workday (& have to resort to formula or 3am expressing) and also mess up my supply for the days we are home (meaning more night feeds & less sleep).

I have tried discussing this with my boss on a few occasions now (without the graphic detail above) & they just don't seem to get it. Any ideas?

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Re: Expressing dilemma at work

Post by JMc » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:41 pm

This sounds so tricky. I think I would resort to graphic detail until they understand.
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Re: Expressing dilemma at work

Post by Little Tiggermum » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:05 pm

yes... this is unreasonable conditions and a form of discrimination. I'd sit them both down and explain in graphic detail what you require... and what the implications are of their behaviour.
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Re: Expressing dilemma at work

Post by Nedsmum » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:51 pm

Would you feel more comfortable putting your issue in writing? Or maybe having someone to advocate for you?

It is a right to be able to express at work. Maybe there is an info sheet on the ABA website you can print off to give them to read?
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Re: Expressing dilemma at work

Post by Nedsmum » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:53 pm

Breastmilk - the ultimate 'brain food'!!!

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