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
Archives for April 2011
I started my new job today, 29 weeks pregnant. Last I saw them, I was not obviously pregnant. Maybe I’m deluding myself, but at the final interview, I was still fitting into my regular clothes without any problem. Now that I’m fully third-trimester, I've all of sudden had to replace my wardrobe overnight. I had to rush out over the weekend & get one workweek’s worth of maternity clothes - 2 dresses, 3 shirts, 2 pairs of pants, and one pair of jeans. There’s no doubt now that I’ve got a … [Read more...] about Welcome?
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
Having just landed a new job, and having started it (and it's actually a half-decent job at that), I just got offered another job. I won't say that it's better, except that it is. It pays way better, it's closer to my house, it's less structured, and I really like the people I'd be working for. So when I told them, I'm, uh, 6 months pregnant and will need some time off this summer, they were all, "ok, no problem. How much time will you need?" So I guess I start a *new* new job in a week! … [Read more...] about An Embarrassment of Riches
Well, this is just a little bit awkward… I started my new job on Monday, and, while I was really excited to start my new full-time job, I was also really nervous. Not only am I starting a whole new job, I’m starting a whole new job when I’m 6 months pregnant. I just didn’t know what I was going to say if (when?) people asked me about my, er, condition. I mean, I’m just meeting new coworkers, my new boss (who is a training manager, a temporary boss for the next 6 weeks until I get assigned a … [Read more...] about Just a Tiny Bit Awkward
Kid: "Did you know one of the kids in the neighborhood is...MISSING?!" Holy sh*t! I haven't seen any posters up at the park or on the mailboxes, no cops have come to my door. Me: "Wha?! What do you mean?" Kid: "Nobody's seen him for, like, 30 minutes!" … [Read more...] about Conversation with the Neighborhood Kids