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    Default Expressing at work: suitable facilities

    They aren't required to provide facilities by law or legislation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    They aren't required to provide facilities by law or legislation.
    Whaaaatt? That sucks dogs b@ll$.

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    Whaaaatt? That sucks dogs b@ll$.
    Yep.

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    Default Expressing at work: suitable facilities

    Could you makeshift a covering for the glass by putting up posters or a large sheet of paper on the panel inside the room?

    I expressed at work twice a day for months in my office (I was able to lock the door so it was 100% private).

    I had to store my milk in the communal fridge but I would place it in one of those cooler bags so my breast milk was not on display or wouldn't get knocked over or anything. It also meant it was ready to grab on the way home each day and would stay cool.

    I'm unsure of the legislation, I just called my own shots!

    Hope you can find a comfortable arrangement. I'd ask about getting a blind installed, they might just say yes

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    When I went back to work I was offered the use of our first aid room - it was lockable and had a comfy chair. Also had a fridge I could use but as the room was also used by that wing of the building as the tea room I kept my milk in a cooler bag with ice - felt more comfortable that way.

    I've also expressed in my car while running errands at lunchtime and in the workcar with a colleague driving. Thanks goodness I'm not going back till DS2 is 6 months - not 3 months like I did with DS1.

    I reckon a poster over the door is the easiest way to fix your problem.

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    I use the first aid room - it's private and lockable. I store in the communal fridge in a lunchbox (the milk's in those storage bags).

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    I think the fact that there is even a room made available as a designated "nursing mothers room" puts your employer MILES ahead of probably most other employers.

    I had a very very good employer, who was happy to provide as many breaks as I needed yet I was never given a "designated room" to express in. The office however had a number of meeting rooms that had locks on the doors so I just used one of those each day. In terms of a fridge, I stored my EBM in a cooler bag in the fridge and no one was any the wiser what was in there. I actually thought I had it pretty good compared to a lot of other work places/employers.

    Just a question...is there any reason why you couldnt discuss your concerns with your employer rather than go in "all guns blazing" about legislation and legal requirements etc? In my experience this tends to get employers backs up, when the issue could have been addressed with a simple conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsRock View Post
    I think the fact that there is even a room made available as a designated "nursing mothers room" puts your employer MILES ahead of probably most other employers.

    I had a very very good employer, who was happy to provide as many breaks as I needed yet I was never given a "designated room" to express in. The office however had a number of meeting rooms that had locks on the doors so I just used one of those each day. In terms of a fridge, I stored my EBM in a cooler bag in the fridge and no one was any the wiser what was in there. I actually thought I had it pretty good compared to a lot of other work places/employers.

    Just a question...is there any reason why you couldnt discuss your concerns with your employer rather than go in "all guns blazing" about legislation and legal requirements etc? In my experience this tends to get employers backs up, when the issue could have been addressed with a simple conversation.
    Good points..

    I was planning on having a friendly discussion with the employer first. Definitely wasn't planning on going in all guns blazing .... I wanted to know about the legislation to help tailor my response in the event of pushback. I didn't want to push further if there wasn't even any legislation supporting the request.

    I wanted to hear other ladies experiences so that:
    - I could try and figure out whether I was getting a comparatively good or bad deal;
    - I could gather some ideas about alternative solutions to raise with the employer.

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