Our Employees Celebrate Even Happier Birth-Days
A mom-to-be shares how longer paid leave will help her recover after the birth of her baby
January 07, 2019
A few months into Michelle Hannan’s pregnancy, she received a gift from Honeywell – an increase in her paid time off by four weeks. The staffing manager will be among the first employees to enjoy this recently upgraded benefit for birth mothers in the United States, which went into effect in 2019.
Congratulations! When is your baby due?
Thank you – the baby is due on February 26, 2019 and it’s a boy!
What was your reaction when you found out about the increase in paid leave?
Perfect timing! I was about four months pregnant when the announcement came out. This is going to help relieve a lot of the stress about deciding when to return to work. It will give me more time to focus on caring for my new baby and not worrying about having to take unpaid time off.
What do you think motherhood will be like?
This is a scary and exciting time. I am not exactly sure what to expect, other than a lack of sleep! Having a baby will be a big change in my life, and I am looking forward to whatever it brings.
What are you most worried about?
Of course, until he is here, I am worried about the health and safe delivery of my son. Once he arrives, I’ll be focused on how to be the best mom possible to him.
Anything you will miss about work?
While I am out, I will miss the people I work with the most. Honeywell has a great group of employees, not seeing or speaking to them every day will be a big adjustment.