Yesterday wasn’t my favorite day. Mostly because it included a maternity leave paperwork status check. I had been dreading it and didn’t quite understand why. Now I do. Here is what I learned:
- No, my doctor has not submitted any paperwork.
- No, the HR company that handles the paperwork will not contact me again until after the deadline has passed.
- No, my doctor was never going to fill out said paperwork. (I guess she thought the email I sent her a month ago asking her to fill it out was a practical joke? As was her reply saying she would do it?)
- No, my doctor cannot fill out the paperwork on her own. I need to be there.
- No, my doctor cannot turn in said paperwork to the medical secretaries that work in the same building as she does. I will need to do that. (These secretaries then submit the paperwork to this HR company.)
- No, I cannot turn in the paperwork to the medical secretaries on Wednesday after my appointment because they will be closed. I will need to make an extra trip on Thursday. And since my doctor’s office is on the other side of a bridge, that trip will cost me $5. Not that $5 will break the bank. I’m just opposed to paying for someone else’s incompetence on principle.
- No, I don’t trust that the medical secretaries will submit the paperwork by the end of the week when it’s due.
Okay, I’m done with that. Onto brighter events! Today I got to eat lunch with my favorite fitness partner.
And when I got home from running a few errands, I found some completed paperwork on my kitchen counter.
What’s a little paperwork mishap in the grand scheme of things? I’ve got me one hell of a man.