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#1 flowermama

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

My sister gave birth this afternoon to a baby boy  wub.gif . After an hour or two in hospital recovering, she had a shower and headed home. She then got a phone call from work saying they were short staffed and needed someone to close up, so she's gone to do it. Seriously, who does that??

Edited by flowermama, 15 February 2013 - 08:03 AM.


#2 Cinda Billy

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

Congrats to your sister and congrats on becoing an aunty, and seriously WTF!!!! That is rediculous.

#3 Bluestocking

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

Some people are WAY to committed to their jobs, lol.

Lucky her for recovering so quickly!

#4 Bart.

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

blink.gif  Now THAT's dedication.  By closing up, though, is it just locking up or doing a whole shift?  



#5 Frau Farbissina

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

woah, yeah I agree with your sentiment! WHO in their right mind does do that?

Did she say erm, I just had a baby , eff off and they insisted, or was it a case of they didn't know she'd already had the baby and she didn't tell them? How depserate can you be that you can't get anyone else to close up except the hours new mother?

I'm baffled

#6 Peppery

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

oomg.gif  wacko.gif

#7 flowermama

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE (Bart. @ 14/02/2013, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
blink.gif  Now THAT's dedication.  By closing up, though, is it just locking up or doing a whole shift?


I'm actually not sure, my dad rang when I was putting DD2 to bed and told DH. Hopefully it's just closing up!

#8 LittleC

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Congatulations

and

WTF, that's crazy

#9 -Emissary-

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Wow.

Even I wouldn't be bouncing back to work 2 hours after having a child and I'm a self confessed workaholic.

Edited by -Emissary-, 14 February 2013 - 08:24 PM.


#10 nothing123

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

Completely high on birth hormones no doubt and probably shouldn't be driving!   Congratulations to the family though and great to hear that she's so well post birth,


#11 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

Congratulations to her!

Honestly I felt well enough after having my DD and I would have worked id I was asked. I was home next day, app it was to late in arvo to consider letting me go same day as she is my first.

#12 VJs Mummy

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Congrats to your sister and to you on becoming a Aunty but OMG wow hope its only a lock up and she doesnt over do it

#13 jayskette

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

what's wrong with that?

#14 live_love_laugh

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

I Felt awesome after my birth, could have easily driven home after the initial feed (2 hours) though I was happy to enjoy the room service and lactation consults help instead while I got my confidence up.

I could have done something like closing up if I needed to, but why of earth would I? Nothing in the world mattered  more than my beautiful new baby. I wouldn't have even answered the call.

#15 B.feral3

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

How rude of her work place!! That's shocking.

Congrats to her though and I'm glad she is recovering well.

#16 treetree

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

I could have done the same after two of mine, but I wouldn't want to! I don't like to leave their side int eh first few weeks. But there is nothing wrong with doing so!

#17 starfire

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Wow!! Congratulations to your sister OP! She sure is brave doing a shift for work though lol! I would have told them where to stick it if they asked me to do the same! biggrin.gif

#18 ajo

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

I could barely walk after two hours from all the stitches!!!!!! Plus the fact I had little ice packs helping with the swelling that may have fallen out!! Gd luck to her and congrats original.gif

#19 bluedragon

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

I'm sure for some woman and some births they would be perfectly physically able to do that.

However, I can't understand how anyone would want to. There is no way I could be separated from DS for weeks let alone hours after his birth.

#20 suline

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Wow Sorry, I don't think thats okay. I am glad she feels awesome and had a great delivery, but really ? going into work to close up?

#21 Frockme

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

What was going on in the other people's lives, who had keys and knowledge of this business, that made them unable to close up?  huh.gif
Just because you could go and do it doesn't mean you should! " we don't really know what's involved here.
It may be as little as driving to a shop and putting a key in a door to lock up. Easy, however, the expectation of you to do anything hours after birth, by your employer is nothing but disrespectful. If that is in fact what happened.
*very aware of drip fed info* or at least very little info at this stage.

#22 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (bluedragon @ 14/02/2013, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure for some woman and some births they would be perfectly physically able to do that.

However, I can't understand how anyone would want to. There is no way I could be separated from DS for weeks let alone hours after his birth.



For me, I would cos it would me get back in a good frame of mine as hospitals and me are like oil and water. That few hours away would help with that.
To say I hate them is being generous

#23 WaitForIt

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

I feel a little sad for the baby... It doesn't bode well for the future, hopefully she will develop more of a bond over the next few weeks.


Mmm, I still remember that first hold and just not being able to take my eyes off my little girl. Such a lovely time, I wouldn't give it up for the world.

#24 liveworkplay

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

Congratulations to your family!

Whilst I would have been physically able to do that 2 hours after DD3's birth, no way known I could emotionally be able to be separated from my baby. Apart from DD1 who was away from me for 1 hour post c/s, I was never parted with my babies for for the first few weeks. They were always at my side.

#25 green apples

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:58 AM

This is one time where I feel my opinion is right - that is not normal. You don't give birth to a precious child and then go to work. It's a big deal having a baby, emotionally, being one of those reasons.




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