Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Going back to school SUCKS!

OMG. I sat in meetings from 8am-3:30pm and didn't gain an ounce of knowledge! So annoying. Thank goodness I stole a comfortable chair from the office. That and trying to figure out maternity leave, short term disability, and using sick/personal days once I go out is INSANE! The girl who takes care of my benefits isn't the sharpest tool in the box.
Benefits girl: When is the last day you are working?
Me: Good question, I am working up till the day I have her.
Benefits girl: Well, when is that?
Me: (thinking to myself) I left my effing magic 8 ball at home. douche! I dunno the day before she shows up.
Benefits girl: Oh well I'll just send in the paperwork with out a date.
Me: Um, okay.
I still have no effing idea how it all works. I've heard so many horrible stories of women not being paid, but their sick days are gone. yada yada.
Venting done! :)

3 comments:

Eclipsed said...

Maybe call your union rep to find out exactly what needs to be done. My payroll secretary was an idiot too. I

mtendere said...

Gotta love those informative inservices at the beginning of the year - just let me get to my classroom already!

Definitely talk to your union rep or an HR person from the district who might actually know what's going on and how to make it work correctly.

Good luck!

Becky said...

Yes this part is very confusing, it drives me crazy too. My job makes you use any sick time, then vacation time, then maternity leave(pays 60% of your pay), then FLMA if you want more than the 6 or 8 weeks. I hate that i have to use up my vacation time, since i'll have to work a few more months until the end of the year, but oh well.

Oh just so you know now that i'm 5 days past labor i noticed my arm pits are getting much lighter each day, just thought you would like to know.