SEEKING ADVICE: Career Considerations and TTC

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: What would you do in my position?
    Stay in the current job. : (5 votes)
    100 %
    Look for a new job. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I haven’t been in this specific situation but am also questioning whether it’s better to have a baby in my current situation or after getting a different job.

    My big question would be are you likely to receive similar benefits if you find a different job? The extra paid mat leave and the ability to work in a more flexible setting would be really wonderful to keep with a new baby – are these fairly standard in the fields you’d be looking in, or are they a bit unusual? I’d personally want to hold onto those. What are childcare options like, as well? If you can work part-time, you’d likely be cutting way down on expenses for outside childcare, whereas in a new job with full-time hours, you might need full-day care.

    Personally, if I was quite happy and had access to those sorts of benefits in my current job, I think I would stay where I was, while keeping an eye out for other kinds of opportunities in the field I was hoping to work in. Something amazing might pop up, so of course it’s good to keep an open mind, but I’d personally want that etra flexibility your current job offers.

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