Taking a new job while TTC – but want to be a SAHM

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Put yourself first. Companies can always rehire when someone leaves, and the way that the job market is, there will likely be someone out there thanking his/her lucky stars that you decided to be a SAHM when you go. Good luck on your TTC journey.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

You don’t need to disclose that you’ll only be working at the position until you’re pregnant. It makes a lot of sense to get a new job now, even though you’re TTC, so good luck in your final interview 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Definitely put yourself first and don’t give it another thought (unless it’s a small business) It might take awhile to get pregnant and you want to be working during that time. 

Good luck getting the job!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

I would go for the job. Like you said, if you don’t get pregnant right away, you’ll be able to work a little longer than you think. Plus, circumstances could always change and if you leave a good reputation, you could always look into going back down the line if you want. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@CityBearBride:  I wouldn’t do it in my field, but I think it depends a lot on the type of job and if you are somewhat easily replacable.  I’m a clinical social worker and leaving after 9 months would really screw over my coworkers and the families I work with. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Take it!!  You said it yourself, you MIGHT be quitting in nine months.  You might not.  Even if you are/get pregnant soon, you might want to keep your job.  Lots can happen in nine months+.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Companies spend so much time, money, and resources hiring new people. I think it would be really bad job karma to take the job knowing full well you’re going to quit pretty soon. If you were TTC in a year, I’d say take it, but you’re actively trying now, so hold off. What if you get pregnant sooner, then have complications and have to quit after three months? That would hurt a much needed future job recommendation if you wanted to work down the road. If ever you need or want to go back to work, now you know of a place that likes your credentials!

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@CityBearBride:  I just took a job for a new company (I worked for a sister company of theirs for 5 years) and I’m 5 months pregnant and they knew going in. But like the AP say you don’t have to disclose anything to them until you’re ready and also if you’re not even pregnant yet, do not worry about it.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m in a similar situation. Dh and I plan to ttc in 2 months and we both were on the fence about me getting a job. One came up and I decided to go for it because I have no idea how long we will be trying and even if it happened quickly I wouldn’t want to be sitting at home waiting for 9 months to go by if I didn’t have to.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think you should apply/find a job if you’re able to! You don’t need to tell them your TTC.

I have a friend in a similar situation as you. I think she thought she would be pregnant and having a baby right away and she didn’t end up working for over a year (while TTC). They are still TCC but it’s taking a while, she just went back to work in the mean time. You might as well work, you never know how long it may take to get pregnant!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

if you don’t need the money, can you volunteer somewhere during this time instead?  a hospital, a school, a non-profit organization?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Take the job!!! Think of yourself first. The company would put itself first in a heartbeat. 

And, for heavens sake, do NOT tell anyone at your new job about plans to TTC!

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