She comes to me on Monday and tells me that she is pregnant, with twins. She is carrying the twins for a third party. They aren't even hers. I was first upset that she didn't tell me she was planning this in advance. She has been with us four years. I was secondly upset that her carrying twins could literally jeopardize my job. I need her to be reliably here.
I did ask her what she intended to do following the birth. She told me that she plans to turn the babies over to the adoptive parent immediately, and would only be out as long as it take her to recover from the birth. If she has a C section, I feel I am still looking at six weeks. I feel really angry towards her over this. I am sure what she is doing is based on kindness but what about my family? After this long, has she no loyalty to us? She only told me after she passed the 12 week mark, so I feel I don't have much time to make plans.
She is paid on the books. How do I work out her time off and the cost of her replacement? We are not wealthy and it was a real stretch to pay her and pay someone to work in her place during her pregnancy the first time around.