Job Interview today, 8 weeks today, to bring up doctor appointments or not to?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@fresitachulita:  Don’t say anything until you start. I’d be shocked if you started before those doc appointments anyways.

Post # 5
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
2250 posts
Buzzing bee

@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
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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 # 9
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@fresitachulita:  Don’t say a word until they actually offer you the job.

Post # 12
1563 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wait until they offer it to you. The process may take a little longer so it could be a moot point.

Post # 13
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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.

Good luck!

Post # 16
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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.

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