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Hi everyone!

 

I currently work in a small cafe kitchen with only 2 chefs (myself and another one) and 2 kitchen/dish hands. We all work Friday -Sunday together and then I work Monday, Tuesday with one kitchen hand and the other chef works Wednesday, Thursday with the other one.

 

At the start of this year we found out the other chef is pregnant and is due in September. The problem that I am currently facing is that she believes that she is getting no help from anyone in the cafe and that she is basically doing all the work. To me this is a completely unfair accusation towards myself and my other co-workers. We try and get her to take breaks or to help her with cleaning up, etc but she always refuses and says no I'm fine. My workload on a Monday, Tuesday has pretty much doubled in the last month or so because she simply can't work as fast as she used to. I have also had to fill in for her multiple times when she has called in sick at the last minute. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about her being pregnant or her not being able to do as much as she used to but when I walk in on a Friday and she starts questioning me about why things weren't done and telling me that I need to be doing more, there's only so much I can take.

 

The owner/boss has tried talking to her about this but she always takes it the wrong way and thinks that everyone is against her, which we're not. If anyone has been in a situation like this or has any advice on how I can deal with this problem, that would be great!

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 8

Sounds like her problem...what's the big deal? 

post #3 of 8
Pre-partem insanity syndrome.
IMO, not much can be done about it until she herself
admits she is being hypersensative about many things.
Maybe then her O.B. Wan-GYNobie can help her counter the
crazies....maybe some eastern herb or sommat.
post #4 of 8
Unless something has changed with the regulations pregnancy is not a disability.
For decades women have been working full time until they reach term, deliver and many return to work after only a few weeks (kinda extreme but true).
Whatever concessions you guys make should be received as a kindness IMO.
Maybe it is time for her to take FMLA.

mimi
post #5 of 8

I think its just her being supersensitive because of the pregnancy. 

My mother is also pregnant with her third child and i have to police myself constantly to make sure she doesnt feel like she is being offended or treated differently etc. 

Is sdifficult but you just have to adjust. 

 

Was she always like this? Or has this atitude flourished through the progression of her pregnancy? 

 

Regardless just stick it out, and just do your job. 

Pregnant women tend to be sensitive. My mother has always been independent so for her she doesn´t want other peoples help, but sometimes she may also contradict herself saying she needs to be helped more. Its kind of a mindf*ck. Anyway just work as usual, if this wasn´t her normal atitude before her pregnancy then it´s probably just temporary. Being pregnant as stated isn´t a disablity but it does affect a person emotionally. Just play nice for now. 

 

BTW we discovered yesterday the baby is going to be a girl <_< so i´m going to be a big brother (again) at 22....

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

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Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

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post #6 of 8

Hormones can screw with the brain big time.

I'm with y'all.Too sensitive...

post #7 of 8
Awwww.
Congrats KK !
Give your mom a back rub (the lumbar region of course) for me.
You will prolly have to position her straddling a kitchen chair if "the bump" has reached the point of "unable to lay on her tummy" .
I sometimes really miss being a labor nurse.

mimi
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Originally Posted by flipflopgirl View Post

Awwww.
Congrats KK !
Give your mom a back rub (the lumbar region of course) for me.
You will prolly have to position her straddling a kitchen chair if "the bump" has reached the point of "unable to lay on her tummy" .
I sometimes really miss being a labor nurse.

mimi

The above was posted in a moment of insanity lol.
laser.gif woman in labor pre epidural.

m.
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