(Closed) Job Interview or TTC? HELP!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yikes!  I don’t have any advice and really feel for you.  I HATE that women have to be in positions to chose these things. 

Maybe take a one month break to do the interview and then you can decide if you get the job?  If you don’t, then I would definately not put off any longer. 

How do you feel? Can you flip a penny and see which way you hope it lands?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I would definitely wait!  Jobs at companies like that don’t come around every day!!

Post # 5
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is such a great question.  I feel like I’m constantly wondering about this topic.  I read a great blog post on this exact topic at Corporette.com.  There’s some really geat comments on all sides of the issue.  

My opinion is that you should absolutely apply and interview for the job.  First of all, you never know how long it will take for you to conceive.  I’ve been TTC for about 6months and already, I’ve turned down opportunities because I thought I would be pregnant.  Well, I’m not, and I regret that I’ve made those decisions.

Secondly, it sounds like this is your dream job.   Go get it!  Get your foot in the door and put yourself in the position of an internal applicant for other positions.  Even if you have to leave for maternity, your dream job will have had the pleasure of working with you for 9 months and will see what an awesome worker/person you are (and may lead to being promoted to a FT/perm job)!  Also, even if you don’t get a new FT/perm job at this new company at the end of your contract, you will have made new contacts in a field that you are interested in, put some good stuff on your resume, and put yourself in a better position for getting a similar position at competing company for after baby is born.  Really, this is a much better place to be than sticking it out at your old job (that you hate).    

Furthermore, what will the new job think if you don’t apply?  It’s possible that they will think that you are not interested anymore and then not want to extend you an interview when you apply again a year later after Baby #1?  

 Finally, I really don’t see the new company being pissed that you got pregnant.  If they are, then you have a lawsuit on your hands.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@laceandpearls10:  Something else to take into consideration: If you are at your job for less than 12 months, you do NOT qualify for FMLA. Meaning you do not get the 12 weeks leave from your job. I don’t know what your plans were for after the baby but I found this out just this week and am in a pickle at my new job because of it.  I will have to return soon after I give birth or quit. 🙁

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yeah our lovely American laws always favor companies over citizens.  Don’t get me started…. Glad that won’t affect you.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Go for it and keep TTC. I think it would be better to work happily there for a short time then be miserable at your current job. You don’t want to regret not going for it. And then what if it does take a couple more months for that BFP, realisticly you could be having that baby around the same time the contract would end.

I agree with everyone that it is so unfair as woman that we have to make the choice between career and family. Yes you can do both, but it does affect your career advancement every time you go on mat leave, especially when it is a year at a time.

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