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    Default Over Advertising and its discriminatory attitudes

    I am seriously sick and tired of being penalised because im pregnant while job hunting. First off - if its a contract role it shouldnt matter if im pregnant, what i do once i leave is of no relevance to you and stop staring at my damn stomach. Secondly trying to say that its ok to pay me less and then saying "well you are pregnant" is not ok and its discrimination. I didnt lose my brain when i got pregnant, i didnt suddenly lose a degree or the 7 years of experience i have. Also dont tell me youre ok with flexible hours and then back out last minute and tell me other pregnant woman do long hours. Each pregnancy is different. Why do so many agencies, recruiters etc assume i can no longer do the job im trained to do. I want to work. I want to contribute financially to our household and i want to do what i love... while pregnant. Shouldnt i be commended instead of insulted with your offers (or lack of) and your prejudice comments... over it... how am i ever meant to get a job until march with attitudes like that. You should respect that i want to be a mother and work until im due not treat me like im an idiot. I am smart, i work hard, im dedicated and i love what i do... not only is the advertising industry so superficial but ive just realised its incredibly prejudice... very dissapointed.

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    I had to find new jobs twice when preg with DD, it's really hard! Fortunately the first one was through word of mouth, no interview, just turn up. Unfortunately the board of the company decided not to go ahead with the project so 4 weeks later I was out of a job again. I was luck to get another job, I have quite specialised skills and a solid work history although I know that if they had found someone who wasn't preg to do the contract they would have taken them, which I can understand as I could only offer 5 months at the time.

    Best of luck!!

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    Default Over Advertising and its discriminatory attitudes

    Quote Originally Posted by ausdefencewife View Post
    . Secondly trying to say that its ok to pay me less and then saying "well you are pregnant" is not ok and its discrimination.
    This actually happened?! This is such DIRECT discrimination that you must lodge a complaint ASAP. You will win.

    Best case scenario is you will get some money out of it. Which you deserve frankly as they broke the law.

    If someone said that to me in an interview while pregnant I would smile and say thank you lol!!

    Good luck. How crap for you.

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    I know i would win but life isnt that simple. I would be going up against the largest ad agency in australia.. never be able to work in the industry again and would burn all bridges. While i hate it.. its wrong and im so so angry life isnt so black and white. The agency is a multi million dollar company and i know no one would ever hire me again in the future if i took this further. Thats half my frustration. I do appreciate the comments tho x

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    Default Over Advertising and its discriminatory attitudes

    This makes me very sad


 

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