After my not so nice request to my employer to please stop contacting me while on maternity leave, I experienced a wonderful time of peace and quiet.
That didn’t last long.
On Wednesday, the calls, e-mails, and texting started again.
Maternity leave is great, but keeping my job is important – especially since I use my paycheck to pay my mortgage and pay down debt.
Sure, I understand that they can’t legally fire me for turning off my phone while on disability, but I’m a bit concerned about what will happen AFTER I return to work. You can bet my employer will remember I ignored calls.
All day Wednesday, as the calls came one after the other and I pressed the ‘ignore’ button on my phone, I told myself I deserved just one more day of quiet. I’d get to them on Thursday.
Thursday morning, I woke up to more voicemails and decided…
I’m not going to return any more calls while out on leave.
Bad decision financially? Maybe.
But I only get to spend a few precious moments with my newborn son – and I’m going to enjoy every single one.