New to the forums here, and am looking for some slight help.
Background: Wife lost daughter after birth early mid '07 and is now high risk pregnancy and on strict bed rest, due Apr 19 08.
I have already used all of my annual leave (on the advice of my chain of command) before pushing a memo up and getting a weeks compassionate leave from the BDE Padre.
I am now finding that the chain is seemingly not to keen on helping this situation out. Time off from work to deal with issues at home is a sure struggle, and no compassionate was to be entertained / supported from my troop, until I had used my annual.
So with no annual leave left and having used one leave block of compassionate, and not being able to even trust that I will not be tasked on say a weekend (which are the only days I have to myself to care for her), or deployed:
IS THERE ANYTHING OTHER than another compassionate memo that I can put up?
If my chain of command's advice to me was to take my annual first, can i redress this? anyone have an example of this -denied or otherwise?
My first step is always to talk with my chain, but at the moment I am not trusting of the support or information I am getting.
I understand the CFAO's on compassionate, and annual and think this advice was a joke, but this issue was of great importance to me, and I did what I had to do to be able to leave work, and care for my wife, but would like to see if I can get the annual days back (though i would simply want to use them again to care for her, so I am sure it really wouldn't work out any different, other than "administratively".
Any help is appreciate..!!!