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PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Fri 29-Mar-19 12:16:35

I think last time they got me a card and a little something for DC1

You think they did or know they did? did you say thank you? Perhaps they only do it for the fist baby.

SparklyLeprechaun Fri 29-Mar-19 12:00:06

Yanbu at all, that's pretty shitty of your colleagues. Although in my work place we send a present when the baby is born, only one lady who we knew wasn't coming back after maternity got her present in advance.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 29-Mar-19 11:57:00

No YANBU. Especially when they've done it for others when they've gone on maternity leave, so Its not like it's their policy not to bother with cards and gifts.
Enjoy your time off and put your feet up until your gorgeous bag of trouble gets here. grin

spaniorita Fri 29-Mar-19 11:56:10

Oh don't worry about it, all your family and friends will be very excited for you and I'm sure they will love making a bit of a fuss. If it makes you feel any better, I didn't have anything special, we went out for lunch where a lady returning from sick leave made a guest appearance so it wasn't really about me at all. Congratulations on your baby 👶🏼

Stompythedinosaur Fri 29-Mar-19 11:54:42

Maybe they have done a collection for when the baby is born instead?

QueenEhlana Fri 29-Mar-19 11:53:03

That's a bit sad. But I didn't get anything from work when I went onto ML with DS1. I did get a mahoosive bunch of beautiful flowers once he was born though, which was sweet.

EduCated Fri 29-Mar-19 11:46:49

YANBU, and I would hope it was an oversight and everyone thought someone else is arranging it.

MrsChanandlerBongg Fri 29-Mar-19 11:45:41

I probably am BU, but I feel quite down about this today. I just started my maternity leave in my place of work where I've been 6 years, I'm 36 weeks with my 2nd DC.

Although none of us socialise much outside of work (only occasions, around 2-3 times a year) overall we all get on very well and have a very good working relationship, including our manager.

AIBU to be disappointed and a little upset that I didn't receive as much as a card or even a 'thank you for all your hard work' on my last day? I don't expect something expensive and extravagant, but i'm hurt that I feel like I wasn't thought about. There have been a kitty arranged for a gift when someone else has gone on maternity, plus a get together to say goodbye and good luck for the arrival of her 2nd DC. One of the girls recently left and a real effort had been made. We were all expected to put in a little something toward a gift.

I know I sound jealous and I probably am, but I've worked with most of my colleagues for 3-6 years. I think last time they got me a card and a little something for DC1. AIBU?

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