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Hey all ❤

Wondering how everyone approached time off with work?
Did you take PTO, sick days, flexible working, unpaid leave?
Not sure how to approach this and what's reasonable to ask for!

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Ivf last year. Covid helped because everyone was working from home, so travel wasn’t a complication.

I just blocked my calendar for the 30-90 min I needed for ultrasounds and blood work. I had the flexibility to control this without having to explain much. The few times I had a meeting conflict, I simply said I had a doctors appointment and didn’t make exceptions. I did take some calls in the car on the way to or from the clinic so that I minimized away time.

I took sick days for egg retrieval and 1-2 days after (soooo bloated and uncomfortable). One sick day for embryo transfer.

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I did the same as you M1

For the actual egg retrieval I gave a heads up that I have a medical procedure and likely needed 2 days between Mon-Wed off but wouldn’t know for sure until I got closer. Then when I got closer confirmed 2 sick days for Mon/Tues. I ended up needing 3, I felt miserable, and called an audible that 3rd morning for a sick day.

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