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Now I am pregnant.


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#1 Mumma_G

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

Hi ladies,

I have applied for a tonne of jobs the last two months. I have just got a call for a job that I would love. Its full time. Its a 12 month contract for next year. The only problem is now I am pregnant.

It wouldnt feel right accepting the job knowing that I am going to have a baby in August. And here is my delima I am not even 5 weeks along yet and have had multiple miscarriages this year. And I worried i will kick myself if something happens and I dont have the interview as jobs in my area are incredibly difficult to come across!

Would you go to the interview or is it just wasting everyones time?

#2 pickledbrain

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

Just because you go to the interview, doesn't mean you have to take a job if they offer it.  I'd go and see what happens.

At this point I wouldn't mention being pregnant.  Who knows when they might get around to offering the position and if they do, you can then tell them if you want to.

#3 SplashingRainbows

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

I would definitely go to the interview.

It may be some weeks before you are offered the job even if you are the successful applicant.



#4 FeralAlpacasFool

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

Go to the interview. They might find you unsuitable for this job but suitable for a different job. You never know. And it's also a good opportunity to make some good contacts.

#5 adl

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

Go.... make the decision later,  as PP have said , also its always good practice to keep your interviewing skills up....

#6 LipStick

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

I would also go to the interview and then see what the outcome is and go from there!

Goodluck!

#7 sandgropergirl

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

go to the interview

#8 Mumma_G

Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

Spoke to the union today just to see where it would stand if i was made an offer. They said I am under no obligation to tell my prospective employer, nor would I have to decline an offer. But I am required to give 10 weeks notice of expected delivery date.

#9 Drowningnotwaving

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Go to the interview and see what happens.

Best of luck.

#10 papilio

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Go for the interview, you never know what the future might bring.  I went for an interview a few months ago and while I didn't get that job, the interviewer has called me back twice since then, asking me to apply for jobs that have since come up.

#11 Stellajoy

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

Don't leave before you leave.

I highly reccomend watching Sheryl sandbergs TED talk for anyone in this situation

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2010/...s_ted_talk.html




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