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    Bella you've already gotten some great advice, so I'm just popping in to say I agree with the others. Take the leave!

    I think its fantastic that your FS is willing to give you a cert for the whole TWW. Take advantage of this opportunity & don't feel any guilt about work whatsoever. They will survive without you, they have to anyway when you go on Mat leave

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    Bella I agree with all the other girls. Take the leave! After one cycle my FS wrote a certificate saying I was recovering from a medical procedure, which was good because there were less questions and if a dr says it takes two weeks to recover then who is your boss to say otherwise.

    I know what you mean about feeling guilty using the time to go on a holiday but once you make the decision and just go, let me assure you, the guilt will vanish.

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    Yep, I would do it if I were you. Your dr is advising it for your emotional health - that is totally valid as sick leave. You do not need to be laid up in bed for it to be sick leave.

    Just say you're having a procedure & it's private.

    Good luck!

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    I think it does in fact classify as sick but I get what people are saying about having a full two weeks off I think if u are really stressed it might help.





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    I think it does in fact classify as sick but I get what people are saying about having a full two weeks off I think if u are really stressed it might help.






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    Default TAke the leave!!!!!

    I agree take it what have you got to lose?! Your boss has no right to either question you or obtain information from your doctor. i worked at my last job for 9 yrs and took EVERY app without pay, never took a day off with any thing that happened to me during any of my cycles. I left in march and guess what they did for me? Took me to a scabby pub for a counter lunch!! 9 yrs and that's it!!!y point is at the end of the day they won't worry about you so just do what you need to do for YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! Big lesson I've learned this year I assure you!! Good luck hoPe you get your bfp and have an awesome time away!!!Xoxox

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    Thank you all so much for your advice and thoughts and personal stories.

    I've decided to go and meet my DH and take the time off work. The clincher for me was when the FN called yesterday with a transfer date and time and the minute I hung up I burst into tears thinking about getting either result (BFP/BFN) without DH there to either celebrate or comfort. So I'm booking the ticket today

    I really take my hat off to you ladies that have DH/DPs away for work during your cycles.

    Thanks again

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    Hi there

    Just wrote you a long post and grrrhhh it got somehow deleted.

    I think it is great that your FS is going to write you a note for the 2WW and great that you can get away with your hubbie.

    I did a transfer on Sat and this time I have decided to monday and Tuesday (today) work from home so I can do my best to see if it sticks. I also rested over the weekend and as it was a hatching blast hopefully it sticks in the next day or so - all other transfers have been 3 days.

    I think I read that you were going to take sick leave and then go away with hubbie for the 2ww. The only hesitation I would have is I am an HR Manager and depending on what your organisastions policies etc are that could be classified as misconduct if they find out about your trip overseas. I have sacked people for this before. Dont want to alarm you but needed to let you know my experience. Was there any annual leave you could utilise?

    My FS has previously provided me and hubbie with medical certificates after we have epu and they haven't got any information on it just the name of the hospital we were at and his scribble.

    Hope everything goes well.

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    Annual leave is not an option for me unfortunately. I called my union to ask about it just to be safe and they seemed to say that as long as I had a valid medical certificate my employer had to accept it.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    That's an interesting point. I used to work for an airline, and it was definitely misconduct to utilise staff travel (i.e. cheap flights) whilst on sick leave.

    However, when you think about it, how is an employer to know you are not travelling to have treatment or surgery or because your partner/child/parent needs treatment? Sometimes people will travel to be treated by a particular specialist, or just because certain surgeries are better and/or cheaper in some other countries.


 

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