So it's day #2 trying to deal with the bombshell that my company won't pay for my maternity leave because I'm not the one who's technically giving birth. This infuriates me because the company pays for other women's maternity leave. Am I not equal to them? Is my child somehow lesser than because I was not able to carry it?
Human Resources is currently "discussing the matter" with the VP of Benefits in my company, and I hope they can come up with a solution that allows me my pay. But I'm livid about getting this sprung on me so late in the game when they knew my situation. This makes me so angry.
If it doesn't get resolved by the end of the week, then I'm taking it directly to the President of the company. This is outrageous!