I got back my short-term disability paperwork today from my doctor’s office. I was reviewing it and noticed that they put October 13 as the day I should return to work. I’m REALLY bummed because I’m going back on September 27. If I had known that STD ran for eight weeks I would have taken eight weeks! I thought it was six weeks, thus the reason for my quicker return.
So the question is: should I email my boss and tell him that my doctor doesn’t want me to return to work until October 13? Technically, that’s not a lie since my doctor put that date on the form…
Update: I now will be returning to work on October 13th. And Mare-Bear said that the boss met up with her in the copy room and asked if I could get a doctor’s note saying I can return to work on September 27th. Mare-Bear apparently said something along the lines of, “If MY doctor said I could take another two weeks of maternity leave, I’d take it.” Shows you the kind of workaholics I work for though, doesn’t it?
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