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    Default What would you do - Job Related?

    I applied for another job back in April, I only heard back about going for an interview in the past week.

    So here's my dilemma, since applying for the position I have found out I'm pregnant roughly 5 weeks or there abouts.

    Bit of context..

    Current job
    * long commute (15 minutes to station, then 1 hour on train, both ways)
    * 3 days / 7.5 hour days
    * average pay
    * will qualify for paid maternity leave of 2 months plus annual leave

    Job I have an interview for
    * 30 minute drive from home
    * not sure if 2 or 3 days/ listed as 19 hours
    * higher pay rate than I'm currently on/ will only be a tiny bit more money wise due to hours being less
    * won't qualify for paid maternity leave as I will be pregnant when I start

    So what would you do?

    A- stay in current job / politely decline the interview in hopes not to burn bridges

    B- go for the interview/ decline the offer if you get the job

    C- go for the interview/ accept the offer if you got the job

    D- something else

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    Default What would you do - Job Related?

    C if you don’t need paid maternity leave, otherwise A.

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    i’d probably go along to the interview, you’ve nothing to lose by going and scoping it out a bit. see what vibe you get from the people, the culture etc. it may not be for you in which case it’s an easier decision and you won’t be thinking what if.

    i’d then make a decision with that bit more info.

    when you say you’ll get mat leave, do you mean employer funded ppl or the government ppl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    i’d probably go along to the interview, you’ve nothing to lose by going and scoping it out a bit. see what vibe you get from the people, the culture etc. it may not be for you in which case it’s an easier decision and you won’t be thinking what if.

    i’d then make a decision with that bit more info.

    when you say you’ll get mat leave, do you mean employer funded ppl or the government ppl?
    That is very true, I might go and not like it at all, or love it.

    Referring to employer funded ppl

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    OP, how many months to you think you'll take off as maternity leave?

    The concern I'd have with taking on the new role would be that they don't have to hold your position for you because you wouldn't have worked there for 12 months when you go on leave.

    If you're planning to take a year or more off work and aren't concerned about going back to the same job, I'd say go for the new role.

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    Tough one. Everything about the new job sounds tempting... shorter commute, more pay less hours....but, job security is a big deal. Depends also how much time you plan to take off when bubs arrives. I'd still go to job interview to suss out the culture and see how you feel in the environment. Best of luck.
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    I would definitely go in for the interview as @turquoisecoast says - see if you like the people and like the sound of the job. It might be terrible, or it might be amazing! You can the make an informed decision if you are offered the position.

    I think if I was in your position and the job sounded like something I would really like, I would take it. While it's a shame to miss out on two months paid parental leave, it's not a huge sum if it means you will be enjoying life more and have to spend less time commuting. You can always save the annual leave pay out you will get from leaving your current job to put towards mat leave. Though I would find out what their parental leave policy is in terms of you still having a job when you come back from leave before you make a decision. Good luck, it is a hard one!

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    Update:

    Went for interview was preferred candidate but the job hours/days weren’t ideal so turned down and then was offered another position later in the same year but declined due to being pregnant with second bub

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