My Last Temp Assignment and Full Week of Work While Pregnant

It’s been an interesting year for me work wise. After having been at one company for a few months short of two years, one that had started out as a temporary assignment that became a permanent job, I’ve been working through two different temp agencies working at different job assignments. There’s a lot of great aspects of working this way, I’ve worked for a wide variety of companies, met some great people, and learned some valuable skills for the future. For the last five weeks I’ve been working in a document creation and revision role for a company that, among other things, bottles an alcoholic product.


I come in contact with this and others of their products only from a distance as part of the documentation process, and it cracks me and others up when people realize I work around this or that product that I can’t consume safely while pregnant. Just as I have when around wines with Matt, I have taken a sniff of some of the products, and they all smell (and I’m told taste) wonderful.

The job did involve some running around and getting photos of things documented and being on different floors of the building throughout the day. I find myself slowing down a bit as I’ve gotten further along in my pregnancy. For this reason only, I’m glad things are winding down with regards to my part in them.


This assignment has been great, and when asked by my supervisor how it was going about two weeks in, I told him honestly I would miss the place and the people when it was time for me to go on maternity disability. That time is coming up, with California disability starting 28 days before my due date my last day will be Monday. It will be unusual for me to not have a job to go to and to not being actively looking for one, either.

My first week of disability will be full of appointments including two NSTs, a meeting with my Dietician, and a hospital tour of the Labor and Delivery department where I will be giving birth.

~ Danielle


45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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