My plans for after the birth got screwed up today. I had planned on taking 8-9 weeks unpaid and then using my vacation to work 30 hour weeks for the rest of the year. According to Raytheon policy, in order to get the unpaid time, I must use all my vacation first. I checked with the labor department and that is okay under the fmla.
New plan... Take 3 weeks off when child is born(vacation). Come back to work and sign up for FMLA. Looks like about 10 weeks will get me to Thanksgiving. Work for a couple weeks in december. Take off holidays and use the rest of my vacation time. I assume I won't accumulate any while on unpaid leave, so I'll only have like 10-15 hours to use.
The Raytheon Summer BBQ is today. Looks like ribs, chicken, corn-on-the-cob, etc from 11-1. See you there.