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    Default Started new job.. And ivf- need advice!

    Hi girls,

    Have finally found permanent part time work which is great for the financial side of things.. But now my issue is how I do a cycle with my new job,, how do I get time off for EPU and transfer etc:. Bloods and scans aren't an issue as I work close to the clinic..


    I'm sure I'm not the only one that had gone thru this so just need advice!

    Thanks again.

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    My suggestion would be to wait until you are 2.5 months into your role (assuming probation confirmation is 3 months) and then just use sick leave and hope you ave epu on a Friday so you have the weekend to rest. When I started a new role I also had day off for epu and said I was having a minor op which meant I could then say I had to have Follow-up appt on transfer day. Also depends on the relationship with your boss. All my old bosses knew but this section does not which makes it harder.


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    That idea would be be great if it was 3 months probation... But it's sadly 6! Which I think is a joke but I guess employers are doing that now as a sign of the times...

    I don't think we will be cycling at the end of this month due to financial reasons do it will be most prob end of feb..

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    Why cant you just say you 'may' need to have a small day proccedure done. Even if you have just started you are still entitiled to have some leave....its not like you should have to have alot of time off....just a day here and there!

    I only work 3 1/2 days a week now and was so lucky that nearly all my EPU's fell on my days off so I didnt have to tell them anything!

    Goodluck

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    JG - Congrats on the new job! That's wonderful news! How part time is it? Is it likely your EPU would fall on a day off?

    I think jacklicky's idea is a good one and not sure if it is possible to offer to work from home/make some hours up if necessary.

    I am due to go back to work part time in April, and I just know that all things IVF will fall on the 2 days I am going back to work! An extra complication that is definately not needed right?

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    If you job-share are you able to 'swap' days with your job-sharer and if you are part-timer by yourself, are you able to swap to a different day (so you still get paid and they still get you at work for the same amount of hours that week)? I can't believe they put you on a 6 month probation! Good luck

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    Hi Girls!

    Thanks so much for your replies! Much appreciated!

    Its only in retail so cant really swap days as such... its only part time so its only 3-4 hours at a time... My boss would be great though as this morning I mentioned I was coming down with the flu etc and she said 'Oh you should have called and said you cant come in' - I was in shock!! This is not what I am used to!! haha

    I guess I'll have tp decide if i just call in sick or say I am having day surgery...

    Thanks Kitty! Loving my job actually!! And you dont need to worry about doing IVF then as this little emby is going to stick around my love!!

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    Jessy I agree with jaclicky
    I'd just casually mention you might have to have a procedure done.

    I'm in a sort if similar situation.... Although been at my job 2 1/2 years, I only got back to work 2 weeks ago then had to give them very short notice for a week off with sick leave due to my wisdom teeth having to come out, had all 4 removed with bone!!!! So there was no chance of shorter time... I'm due to go back tomorrow & have used all my sick leave
    My bosses are not very reasonable with annual & sick leave and after a week off... If we do go down the IVF road most likely we will start late feb early march and therefore more sick days needed... I was so torn between what to do... I even considered lying and saying I suffer with bad pain during my periods & need to go in for a day procedure... Still not to sure what to say as I cannot tell them :-/

    Sucks hey!

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    I have only been at my job for 7 months, but I ended up confessing that I was doing IVF.

    I asked for time off in September due to my surgery (I didn't say what it was for though). I thought that I would have to explain myself this time as my appointments etc fall into my work time (I work 5am - 9am). I told my boss that some days I will need to leave at 8am so that I can get my bloods done by 9am, but I will need the day off for EPU and ET.
    She didn't have a problem with it and told me she figured my surgery was fertility related because of where my incisions were. I had ovarian drilling and thought I could pass those scars off as my apendix was taken out


    The other reason I confessed is because 2 weeks after my treatment has finished, I am going to Sydney for 9 days for my sisters wedding. I started to cry when I was telling her all of this and she told me that I can tell her anything and not worry about losing my job. I feel good that she knows so I don't have to hide anything, but I wish she didn't know because if it doesn't work, I don't want to look like a failure and get 101 questions about it.

    Goodluck!

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    Thanks so much for your replies girls.

    I guess I'll just play it by ear- I'm working in retail now so not really job share although I know there is a casual who would do the hours but the main thing is not wanting to lose my job! It's six month probation! Joke! But yeh what can I do..

    Your lucky you boss was so understanding! I'd be worried my regional manager would be less than impressed! Haha.

    I guess the good thing bout PT work is the availability to do bloods etc just not money wise!

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