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    Default Job Change when Preg

    Question for mums and dads out there. My situation is I'm 19 weeks with #3 and working full time. I love the industry that I'm working in and have spent far too long getting qualified to back down from chasing my career dreams just yet, but I'm not sure if a job change is plausible right now.

    I've been in my current position going on 8 months now, due to give birth April 2013, working up until pretty much the day with the intention of taking 5.5 - 6 months off. Before getting pregnant I fought with the choice of staying or moving on because professional development and responsibility are lacking and the dreaded "clock counting" occurs on a daily basis. I'm looking for a challenge, I feel like my brain is melting away!!!
    I feel like I'm losing my mind, nothing to do, no challenges, nothing on the horizon. I need a sea change and I'm more than capable, even with the occasional baby brain moment. The company I'm with are 100% supportive about the baby, but the lack of work and with nothing on the horizon I've begun to contemplate the idea of looking elsewhere? What's the chances of someone hiring someone so far into their pregnancy though, and I'm completely unaware and oblivious to the impacts this would have on the opportunity for maternity leave.



    Do I:


    A) wait it out until after my leave
    B) go for gold and start applying (there's good opportunities atm) - but if I do this, at what stage do I inform prospective employers?!


    Any insights much appreciated.

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    Default Job Change when Preg

    Personally I would wait. Unless you have been in a role for 12 months they aren't required to approve maternity leave. So you may change jobs but then have to give it up when you have the baby and look for another one when you want to return to work.

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    Wait it out and count down the days til you go on leave.

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    Default Job Change when Preg

    Honestly, I'd wait! Good on you for looking for a challenge though. But definitely wait.

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    *sigh* I know you're all right, and I know that's the right thing to do. I guess it's 141 days and counting for me then!

    A slow painful brain death seems to be on the cards. What I wouldn't do to be flat tack right about now to make those days fly by though!


 

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