It’s good to help folks who are going through a difficult time, such as a pregnancy. But what if it means sacrificing your personal time off? After colleagues accused her of being cruel, a lady was wondering if it was appropriate for her to refuse to do this in her own employment. Read the story and let her out.
I(24F) work as tech support in a telecom company. They don’t provide paid maternity leave but “fundraises” whenever a pregnant women needs time off.
We all get 2 weeks vacation, 5 sick days and 3 PTO but my pregnant coworker used up some of it already. So my boss asked everyone to “donate” and most people have given a day but I used up a week of vacation and PTO days already and I’m leaving in July to visit family and booked a full week (9 days if you count the weekends).
My coworkers are pressuring me to give up my vacation days since they feel like I don’t need them being single w/o kids but I already bought my plane ticket. I also don’t really know the pregnant lady and don’t feel like my responsibility when my boss could just give her the days. Am I A Jerk if I don’t “donate” my vacation days?
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