Monday, May 9, 2011
As the title says, I need some advice. It's about money so it's a touchy subject to most people. Ashley has been sick as a dog with morning sickness. She works a pretty hands on production job, she's a supervisor so she has some leeway with how "physical" she has to get. She is our primary (well, now only) financial supporter. We live comfortably but we are also very budget conscience. With Ash being so sick she's missed quite a bit of work. There was one week she only made it to work for a day. Her job has required her to use up her personal, sick, and vacation time for the absences. She is now covered under FMLA which means she can miss work without getting in trouble but she is now out of paid time off. My question is how do we approach the IF's about this situation? We had our contract reviewed by our agency and this kind of time missed from work isn't specifically called out in any way. We were told we have the option of having our lawyer call their lawyer and see if a new contract can be drawn up to specifically cover this kind of time off but the expense of new contracts, and the 2 lawyers would be our IF's responsibility and we don't feel right adding to the already crazy expenses they are enduring. Do we just suck it up and take the hit in our budget? Are we out of line in thinking it should be covered/reimbursed time off? Aaaaaahhhggggggg I just don't know what to do.