Gave notice to employer 7 months ago I'll be taking bonding leave when my fiancée and I have our child. After the birth, employer was upset I wanted leave. Said he is short staffed/leaving out of state for a week long company meeting. Told him I would work w/ him & take a reduced schedule of 2-3 days/week. He said he couldn't guarantee this so I contacted HR and told them what he said and that I want to take leave. HR never responded. My employer then said that a nearby store would need a manager (which would be a promotion for me) & I should apply. After I applied he said if I take FMLA it will hurt my chance of getting the promotion. Seeing what he was doing to me, I contacted HR again & demanded my leave. They gave it finally, but now I've missed the 1st 2 weeks home w/ my daughter.A Side Note: this company has a history of promising promotions and 'carrot dangling' to get their employees to do whatever they want. I moved almost 3 hours away from my family for this job. When I arrived I was put in a lower position than what I was offered. For the next year the company pulled my strings every moment they needed me to do something big for them. Each time promising the promotion that they know means so much to me. When they told me to apply for the promotion, and then after I did said if I go out on FMLA it will hurt my chances, I knew exactly what he was doing and that to me was the final straw. I truly am very upset with the company and saddened that I've missed the first couple weeks with my child. I know that the company dragged their feet while all the store managers went to an out of state company meeting. I know that my boss tried keeping me from taking the leave by using the promotion gimmick on me again.