I’ve been working a lot of overtime shifts, because my partner is pregnant.
I knew that she was going to have the baby soon.
I planned to take some time off when the baby was born. I had a week of paid getaway, although I still took some overtime shifts in the weeks leading up to the birth of my daughter. My child was supposed to be born on July the 15th. She came absolutely early in July on a hot and humid day. I was working in Phoenix on an Heating, Ventilation plus A/C commercial repair. I was on the roof in 110° heat when my partner went into labor. I did not hear the iphone ring. My partner tried to call me various times. She called once at 10:00 a.m. and I did not hear the iphone ring. She called again at 11:00 and 11:15. She finally called my boss to track me down at noon! By then, she was already severely dilated and on her way to the hospital. I was getting ready to split for lunch when my boss showed up on the task locale in downtown Phoenix. I knew something was wrong when I saw her face and I instantly thought about my partner. I looked at my iphone and I saw the missed calls. I started to freak out and have an anxiety attack. My boss calmed me down and drove me to the hospital. She told me not to worry about the rest of the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C repairs. She was going to get someone to handle the rest of the work and she told me to stay at the hospital with my partner.