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juliedulie221
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Hi guys!
I need your advice. I'm currently looking for a job to hold me up until I start working as a nurse...(which wont be till about January, since I'm having a baby in November). However, I'm afraid that most jobs won't want to hire me because I'm pregnant. I know it's illegal for them to turn me down, but they can always just say that they found someone more qualified than I am. I have an interview on Friday for a receptionist job and I don't know if I should tell them during the interview that I am due in November. Im currently 16 weeks and 4 days prego...and i'm pretty sure that I will start showing soon. ( I already have a pouch, but it just makes it look like i gained weight, or I ate a big lunch). I don't know what to do!!! I just don't want to be turned away because I need this job, especially to start paying for my student loans, and to save some money for me and the baby.

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Heather
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Well, I would say that in the interest of not making things pretty tough for an employer, telling them you will need some leave come fall is pretty important. If you do not, and they hire you, then it can easily look like you were being shady, you know?

One option, too, I might suggest. Is looking into work in daycare? They usually are a lot more understanding about pregnancies, and if you will need daycare after the birth anyway, you get the extra bonus of being or having been an employee.

16 weeks already! How the time flies, lordy! [Smile]

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juliedulie221
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I know! Crazy, right? We find out the gender in a week and a half!

Yeah, I was geared towards telling them anyway. I don't want them to think that I'm deceitful, since pregnancy is a big deal. Hopefully they'll be understanding and are willing to give me a chance. :-/

I will look into working in a daycare. That sounds like a good idea...Not sure if any of them are hiring around my area, but I will check it out. That would be awesome.

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Heather
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Amazing. [Smile]

And one other extra bonus, if you can find work in daycare, is that they often will let you work and bring your infant to work. So, if you need or want some transition time before putting your kid in daycare, that can be a nice option that also still gets you paid.

Good luck with the job hunt!

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