My job is killing my soul – but I'm pregnant

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

There is a provision in FLMA that you can appeal if you took a new job in the past year for the betterment of yourself and your family.  So you could still get FMLA if you took a job with better pay/benefits and closer to home, etc. 

Post # 5
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2519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MsJ2theZ:  I would stay put until you go on mat leave. Hang in there a couple more months. I don’t think it will be worth the risk/hassle to leave now

 

Post # 7
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2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

i know how much it sucks to be miserable in a job you don’t like. but i know that i personally would just carry on until baby arrives. you have a good amount of paid time off and you’re comfortable right now. by the time you find/interview for/accept a new position, you could be a few more months along. and then 3-4 months later, you’d be leaving to give birth. i just personally feel like it might cause undue stress if you uprooted your life and had all these changes going on at once. looking for work while on mat leave will be much easier probably and will give you more flexibility for start dates. just my opinion of course!

Post # 9
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2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MsJ2theZ:  ya I think it seems like the most practical choice, even if your soul is being crushed. but you also don’t want to be miserable through your entire pregnancy. as long as it’s not a hostile working environment and it isn’t going to cause you more harm than good, i think sticking it out makes the most sense, unfortunately.

Post # 11
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

What if you interviewed and wrote that your start date would have to be 3 months after giving birth? Or that you can start in 2 weeks, but that you need to take some time off to be with the baby?

If a recruiter REALLY wants you, they’ll work with you to make it happen!

Post # 12
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965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would stay put but you can entertain offers. Let them know you would be interested in starting 9 months from now. Some places are willing to wait for the right person. I have also had it take 4-5 months just to get through the whole interview/approval process. If it takes longer to begin with, then waiting a few more months won’t be too hard.

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