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    Default New job opportunity... but pregnant with #2

    Bit of background, I have been in my current job for 6 year (1yr mat leave). I’ve worked hard and proven myself since I returned from mat leave.
    Today my director asked to catch up with me, basically has me earmarked for a new role they are creating and wanted to talk to me about. Its exciting, a great opportunity, and a real area of focus for the business.
    The problem is, I’m 8 weeks pregnant. DH says its too early to say anything and it should have no bearing on whether I get the job or not. For me, keeping them in the dark and then announcing it once the job is signed and sealed seems a bit dishonest. As I said it’s a new role, a focus area for the business, and I would likely be going on mat leave 5 months in. I was probably only having to have 6 months off, and would even consider 4, but who knows how I will feel, so don’t want to put that on table.

    WWYD?

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    Bumping - dh and I still debating this this evening 😀

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    If you have a great relationship with your boss, i would def make him aware of your pregnancy and your future intentions.

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    I would not say anything yet. Your husband is right, the fact that you are pregnant or not should not have any impact on the job.

    I would wait until the job is formally offered to you and then I would tell them I was expecting and that my intention would be to have xx amount of time off but am happy to negotiate. Ask if there is any concerns with this.

    I think this way you are advising your employer before starting the new job so its not like you are springing it on them after the fact but also (hopefully) protecting yourself from being discriminated against.


 

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