I just started my new job a few days ago, and unlike at the interview, now I am obviously showing. I've made the switch to maternity clothes and I definitely look pregnant. My new coworkers seem to be really quiet and maybe even shy, so I've been keeping to myself, using my lunch hour for a walk since it seems like everyone here just kind of eats at their desks by themselves. Today, one of my coworkers approached me and said, "So....when are you....uh...." and then made a motion of 'pregnant' … [Read more...] about Unfiltered Thoughts: Advice for Working With a Pregnant Lady
Two weeks into my new job, I got offered another job. Note that I don’t say a better job, because I’m actually a little surprised to find that I really am enjoying what I’m doing now. But the new job is offering me way more money AND guaranteeing me at least 6 weeks of maternity leave. Unpaid, but that would be the case anywhere. And, with the unknown of my current job giving me “leave” having yet to be determined, a guaranteed maternity leave of any sort is a deal-maker. So I start my new … [Read more...] about When it Rains
Remember that interview last week? I got an offer! I am so f*cking excited! I didn’t just get a job, I got a job in something I’d like to be doing (besides writing, that is). It’s a career path that I think I could stick with long term. If given the chance. After saying, “Yes! I accept the offer!” and working out the details of starting on Monday morning, he asked if I had any questions. I said something like, “One teency tiny little one. Um. What is the maternity leave … [Read more...] about Soon to Be Formerly Unemployed
When I was laid off last fall, I was 3 months pregnant. I, of course, knew that, but my employer and coworkers didn't. So while I was ready to move on from museum work, I wasn't exactly looking forward to trying to find work as a pregnant lady. I have been fortunate enough to land a couple of interviews, and finally one of them has materialized into an offer. It's working for University of Phoenix, and at the interview for that job, I had to fill out paperwork that says, "The University takes … [Read more...] about How Should I Be Handling This?