Post # 1
Ive used this board for quite awhile before and after my wedding. Now I need some advice of my own…. New job. I love it. 9 month probation period. My husband and I put off baby trying when I first started to get through the probationary period first. Two months into the job, and last night, I had a feeling so I took a test. It looks like I’m about 2 weeks..
I want to be insanely excited because we both wanted a baby so bad.. but I dont know how to handle my work. You get 3 reviews. 3 months. 6 months. And 8 months.I’ve only gotten praises from my boss, but I’m afraid it will be used against me once they know. When should I wait to tell them? I won’t be able to take much of a maternity leave so thats not an issue. We need the money.. my insurance is amazing. I dont want to screw this up but I want to be happy to at an exciting time. I did the math and ill be about 6.5 months by my probationary end, and will be most likely showing.
Post # 3
I would hide it until 20 weeks if I were you: A lot of people don’t announce their pregnancies until 12-20 weeks anyway, and while you’ll think you’re HUGE, nobody else will be able to tell if you wear loose clothing.
After that, it’ll be your choice to be honest with your employer or not. I think honesty is generally the best plan but you might find its not a very positive environment. Either way most states/provinces have laws against discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Your first 2 reviews will show your record so if the 3rd one is totally different, you’ll definitely have basis for a case.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Yeah, they can’t fire you because you’re pregnant, probationary period or not. I would wait 12 weeks at the very least and maybe more depending. Congrats BTW!
Post # 5
Yay congrats!! The PDA should keep you from being fired, but not everyone is law abiding or ethical. Sadly, I concur on the hide it advice.
Still so happy for you personally!