Pregnant Co-worker Expects Her Workload to be Covered, but Not Everyone Agrees 🤰💼

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We all know that office drama can get pretty intense, but what happens when a pregnant co-worker expects someone else to take over her workload? One woman found herself in the middle of a heated debate when her co-worker, Liddy, announced her pregnancy and planned to take a month of unpaid leave. When Liddy suggested that our protagonist should take over her work, the situation took a turn for the worse. Let's dive into this juicy story! 😱👀

The Pregnancy Announcement 🤰

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Liddy's Leave Plan 📆

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The Workload Dilemma 💼

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HR Approaches Our Protagonist 🚶

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Alternative Solutions? 🤔

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HR's Hands are Tied 🤷

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Office Drama Ensues 🍿

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A Compromise is Reached 🤝

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The Burning Question 🔥

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Office Drama Resolved, but Was She in the Wrong? 🤷‍♀️

Our protagonist found herself in a sticky situation when her pregnant co-worker, Liddy, expected her to take over her workload during a month of unpaid leave. Despite the pressure from HR and co-workers calling her inconsiderate, she stood her ground and refused. Eventually, a compromise was reached, with Liddy's assistant taking over the work and our protagonist supervising. But the question remains: was she in the wrong for refusing to take on the extra workload without extra pay? Let's see what the internet has to say about this heated debate! 📣🌐

HR should do their job, not burden the employee. NTA 👍

lauralikesstuff | lauralikesstuff

Pregnant co-worker expects extra work with no extra pay. NTA.

DaisyInc | DaisyInc

Employee not obligated to cover for pregnant co-worker, NTA 👍

walnutwithteeth | walnutwithteeth

Company's labor issue pits co-workers against each other. ESH.

hellyeahbeeech | hellyeahbeeech

HR should have arranged cover for unpaid leave. NTA 👏

Mysterious-System680 | Mysterious-System680

Don't bend backwards for pregnant co-workers. NTA 👍

nexutus | nexutus

Fairness questioned in workload dispute. NTA stands their ground.

Dont-trust-it | Dont-trust-it

Childfree worker refuses to do extra work without pay. NTA 👏

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Co-worker's pregnancy leads to office drama and accusations. 👎

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Refusing extra work is NTA, but assuming she could WFH is TA 🤨

fan_of_fromage | fan_of_fromage

Taking on a co-worker's workload - fair or not? 🤔

Maximoose-777 | Maximoose-777

Engaging perspective on pregnancy and work, with a hint of nostalgia 👌

Pale_Cranberry1502 | Pale_Cranberry1502

Fair point, why aren't others stepping up? 🤔

infekteded | infekteded

Lower-level employees deserve fair compensation for their work too. 💰

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Morning sickness is tough, but NTA for expecting responsibility.

throwaway2593290044 | throwaway2593290044

Communication could have been better, but HR intervention seems odd 🤔

ikeavinter | ikeavinter

NTA stands up for pregnant co-worker's workload, gets support

Writesaurus | Writesaurus

Policy manual may save the day. Declining double workload 👍

NanaLeonie | NanaLeonie

HR should find cover for pregnant co-worker, not her colleagues. 💼

srnic1987 | srnic1987

Sharing workload without extra pay is ridiculous 😒

kipha01 | kipha01

Deja vu or a common workplace issue? Discuss 👨‍🍳

yugobabyy | yugobabyy

NTA stands up for fair workload distribution and temp hiring 💪

verminiusrex | verminiusrex

NTA commenter suggests co-worker's assistant should cover workload instead 👍

Trick_Force | Trick_Force

OP apologizes for rude comments about co-worker's pregnancy and clarifies work situation.

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Being a team player is important, but boss should handle workload. 👍

Lord_Sotheary | Lord_Sotheary

NTA. Liddy wanted you to do two full time jobs and for no extra pay! You did nothing wrong. 👏

No_Proposal7628 | No_Proposal7628

NTA. Refusing double work for same pay is reasonable 👍

DiligentPenguin16 | DiligentPenguin16

Unpaid leave but no pay? Company profits off your work? 😑

koolkween | koolkween

Don't be a doormat, NTA. Document any pressure to work.

DebDestroyerTX | DebDestroyerTX

Stand up for yourself and your worth 💪🏼

cara180455 | cara180455

Fair solution suggested for pregnant co-worker's workload. 👍

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NTA suggests hiring more people to cover workload 👨‍🍳

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HR shouldn't make the call. NTA suggests splitting workload.


Setting boundaries is important to avoid worker burnout 💪

Coraline1599 | Coraline1599

NTA coworker unfairly pressured by HR, response not surprising 👍

monsignorbabaganoush | monsignorbabaganoush

Everyone sucks here, but remember teamwork for future needs 👍

Just_here2020 | Just_here2020

Standing up for your pregnant co-worker can be tricky 🤔

thicklover | thicklover

Defending pregnant co-worker's inability to work from home due to sickness 😢

Expert-Feedback | Expert-Feedback

NTA commenter suggests better ways to handle workload dispute. 👍

4614065 | 4614065

Pregnant co-worker not obligated to cover workload, NTA 🤰💼

imabanddork | imabanddork

Employee refuses to do double workload for same pay. NTA 👍

DonDamondo | DonDamondo

Standing up for fair workload distribution. NTA 👍

HotelPigeon | HotelPigeon

NTA defends workload, challenges co-workers to step up 💪

electricstaplerchan | electricstaplerchan

Don't let HR take advantage of you. You're not a team player 💪

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NTA comment highlights management's failure and societal issue. 👏

okicarrits | okicarrits

Pregnant co-worker needs coverage, lazy co-worker got fired. NTA.

VoltaicSketchyTeapot | VoltaicSketchyTeapot

Employee refuses to cover pregnant coworker's workload, deems coworker entitled. NTA

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Co-worker's entitled request leads to office drama 👍

Relative_Champion_78 | Relative_Champion_78

Companies should have policies that protect workers during leave 👍

blueswan6 | blueswan6

Proving your worth can lead to overworking 👍

ButItSaysOnline | ButItSaysOnline

NTA. Coworkers who don't offer to help are inconsiderate. 👍

RoseTyler38 | RoseTyler38

Coworker used pregnancy as an excuse to bail on work 😑

aerosmiley219 | aerosmiley219

Being a team player is important, YTA for your attitude 😒

biomortality | biomortality

HR is ridiculous for asking coworkers to cover for pregnant employee. OP is insensitive.

NerdMagpie | NerdMagpie

Approaching HR for compensation is correct, but don't shame pregnancy 👍

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Temp hire seems reasonable, don't double workload for same pay 👍

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Employee rightfully refuses to take on extra work for free. 💯

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Confusion over workload structure and lack of coverage for maternity leave 🤔

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Coworker expects too much, but not everyone is on board 👍

payphonepirate | payphonepirate

Balancing work and personal life is important, but not at coworkers' expense 👍

Dramatic-Tell6810 | Dramatic-Tell6810

Colleague called out for discriminating against pregnant coworker's workload request 😒

clarksblues | clarksblues

Assistant's job is to cover workload, not yours. NTA 👍

TerribleInsults | TerribleInsults

Think twice before volunteering for extra work 🤔

DifferentBee8 | DifferentBee8

Employee stands up for pregnant co-worker against unfair workload distribution 💪

Broken_Fishy | Broken_Fishy

NTA co-worker denied medical leave, found right solution 👍

usernaym44 | usernaym44

Insensitive comment about pregnant co-worker's workload, no replies.

Loop_Adjacent | Loop_Adjacent

HR should handle coverage, not pregnant co-worker or colleagues 👍

jluvdc26 | jluvdc26

Don't let the company guilt trip you. NTA 👏🏼

Sway-88 | Sway-88

NTA comment: questioning workload and assistant, no replies.

gwynhiblaidd | gwynhiblaidd

Fair compensation for double workload, NTA stands their ground 💪

Unsolicitedadvice13 | Unsolicitedadvice13

NTA suggests coworkers share workload, sarcastically predicts reluctance.

OriginalJayVee | OriginalJayVee

Unfair workload and no extra pay? Definitely NTA 👍

XxBubblyBoixX | XxBubblyBoixX

NTA commenter suggests HR is the real a**hole 🤔

Akaatje01 | Akaatje01

Standing up for oneself is important for mental health. 👏

TheDarkKnight1035 | TheDarkKnight1035

Standing up for pregnant coworker's workload, NTA comment wins 👏

Responsible-Seat1082 | Responsible-Seat1082

Fair point about workload and compensation during co-worker's leave 👍

ProjectManagerNoHugs | ProjectManagerNoHugs

Is her role really necessary? 🤔

OneWayOfLife | OneWayOfLife

NTA for not wanting to take on unpaid work. Management's decision. 👍

theemptyquarto | theemptyquarto

It's HR's job to ensure coverage, but be empathetic too 👍

The_Changed_Cola | The_Changed_Cola

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