Post # 1
I have already decided and am very firm on that it’s no one’s business what’s going on in my loins at the moment, and I will not tell my potential employer at this point in time, however I am worried that if I do get offered the job (a nursing job at a clinic, regular 8-5 hours) that it could be a problem that I have two early morning doctors appointments coming up in mid October: 17th at 8am (first visit with midwife) and then another the very next day, october 18th and 9am (1st ultrasound). Should I vaguley mention them in the interview as just “follow up appointment and imaging for for non serious medical issue” , or wait and see if they offer me the job and just. I am open to “rescheduling them” although I would be so sad to do it, and regardless they will need to be during business hours so there may not be much point to rescheduling them. What would you do/say?
Post # 3
Honestly, that’s only 2 weeks away. By the time they interview all the candidates and make their selection, your appointment will probably only be a week away.
Just tell them that your available start date is the 21st.
Post # 4
@fresitachulita: Don’t say anything until you start. I’d be shocked if you started before those doc appointments anyways.
Post # 5
Wait untit they offer you the job and then mention them. “I want to make sure you’re aware and ok with this – I have these previously scheduled medical appointments on this day and this day.”
Post # 6
@fresitachulita: Those are so soon, you may not even have a job offer by then. I wouldn’t say a word until you’ve received an offer. I highly doubt they would expect you to even have started by then. Good luck, and congrats on the little bebbeh!
Post # 7
@fresitachulita: Dont say a thing about the appointments – it does not change your qualifications for the job. That is something to bring up when you start the job.
Post # 8
Thank you all, I appreciate your advice. I will not say anything, and just hope it’s not a problem if they offer the job. I do also doubt they would have me start straight away but I did say I was available immediatley when I applied.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I think you’ll be fine. Even when I’ve told employers I can start immediately it never has been that immediate. In some cases I couldn’t start until the beginning of a pay period other times they just asked and rather than start midweek I said the following Monday. I don’t think it’s anything to worry about at this point.
Post # 10
I’m also on the job search and have a few travel dates planned in November for my school reunion & for the NASA MAVEN launch. Well maybe we’ll see how long the gov’t shutdown lasts…basically a life-long friend has been working on the shuttle & says it’s “his wedding” so we all got security clearance to go and watch months ago, haha. But, I don’t plan to bring any of this up until I’m at the stage of negotiating offers/time off/etc. Good luck, girl! Happy job vibes (and baby vibes!) to you!
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@fresitachulita: Don’t say a word until they actually offer you the job.
Post # 12
Wait until they offer it to you. The process may take a little longer so it could be a moot point.
Post # 13
It usually takes 3-4 weeks for you to be able to start since HR has to get everything in order, etc. Sounds like that’ll be after the appointments, anyway, so it’s nothing to worry about :-).
Post # 14
I would wait to mention anything until they offer you the job. I’m in a very similar situation as you. I’m just over 7 weeks, and I was interviewing for a job the last 2 weeks. In my case, I decided to be upfront about the pregnancy but only AFTER they offered the job to me. I guess it was a risk, but they said they still wanted me. I took the advice of my HR rep at my current job. There was a woman who got a job here and then dropped the bomb three months later. My manager was not impressed. I figured that if this was something I could see myself doing long-term, it was worth being honest. And if they were going to be dicks about it, it’s probably not the place I want to be when I have kids anyway.
Post # 15
Thanks again guys. Interview went well, and it’s one of those cream puff jobs you’d just kill for and they said they will decide by end of next week or begining of the following week, so finger’s crossed. Since it’s a nursing job I suspect they will want drug tests, background checks, the works, all of which takes time…. so I’m not worried about it anymore..and just hoping I get the job!
Post # 16
I had something very similar when I started my new job. I had an optomertrist apt on my 3rd day and another Dr. apt the week after. When they offered me the job I told them then about the apointments, what time they were (didn’t even specify what kind of Dr.) and they were fine with it. I would assume no reasonable employeer (especially one in a medical field) would fault you for having to make apointments you set up before they offered you the job.