(Closed) At what point did you tell your boss…

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
7288 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t mean to jack the thread but, Congratulations! I didn’t know you are your husband were expecting ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

When I was pregnant, I found out a week after getting a new job [of course]. I told the people I worked closest with [they had all the graphic designers shoved in a back room], since I didn’t want them to wonder why I was throwing up all the time. One of them was a huge bitch, and, even though I said to keep it between us until I was ready to tell our boss, she told everybody around the workplace by the next day. I had to go tell my boss immediately so it was coming from me, and not from everybody else. I was only about 5 weeks along, but it had to be done.

It was really a shitty situation, and they ended up firing me when I was about 20 weeks. I can’t prove it, but it was because of the pregnancy. I don’t think they ever believed I didn’t know I was pregnant when I started, but I honestly didn’t figure it out until I’d already been there for about a week.

Post # 21
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@totheislnds:  @dynamic_duo:  I had been feeling terrible, so was out sick a few days in a week which NEVER happens… on top of worse than normal migraines during the beginning.

One of my first symptoms was a huge aversion to coffee so I had suddenly not been having that in the morning and I think he started to put it all together.

I came in early one morning and it was just him and I in the office and he asked how I was feeling and sort of had a smirk on his face… and was totally staring at my belly.  I realized he knew and told him I didn’t plan on telling people for a bit but laughed that I should have realized he’d know first ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 22
7288 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@totheislnds:  lol aww! I searched your profile just to make sure I didn’t miss an announcement, but you were so open about it I was confused. An alias now makes sense ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wishing you a wonderful and healthy pregnancy + baby! 

Post # 23
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I told mine at 4 weeks!  He’s my Dad!  I also had to tell my brother who works with us.  The 3 of us did manage to keep it a secret until 9 weeks from the rest of the office/shop.  Although I think a few might have picked-up on it sooner.

We are trying to figure out what to do while I’m gone.  We are a small biz so the temp agencies just don’t even care to help find you someone because they know that it might be just a one time use of their service.  I think that’s bad on their part.  They don’t know who I know that I could refer them to.  And they don’t know how big our company could be years down the road

Post # 24
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I told my work at 12 weeks and eveything worked out great. I’m glad I didn’t wait longer- going for six weeks later and I’m showing pretty noticeably now.

Post # 25
2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

When I get pregnant I pretty much have no choice but to tell my boss as soon as the pee stick has 2 lines, since I work with radiation and will need to wear a “baby badge” to monitor the fetal dose.

Post # 26
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@totheislnds:  You’re pregnant?!  Eek, congrats!!!!!

Post # 27
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I told my boss at 12 weeks before I went public with my collegues.  I work at a school, so word travels quickly and I wanted my principal to hear it from me.  He was VERY excited for me, which made it a great experience!

Post # 28
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I told work at 16w. I was very nervous about it, mainly because I work in a place where babies are rare and going on maternity leave is even more rare. Either people are much older than I am (by 20 years) and have grown children or they’re slightly younger than me and either aren’t married or are very recently married. I also wanted to keep the talking about it to a minimum ๐Ÿ™‚ I may have considered waiting longer, but it was so hard to keep it a secret because after around 13-14w, it became harder to hide the bulge. My disguise of loose-ish buttoned cardigans, jackets, and long scarves worked for awhile, but if I didn’t tell when I did, it would have been even more obvious! Luckily, everyone was so excited and supportive when they found out.

Post # 29
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

When I found out. So at 6 weeks. I work in a Veterinary Hospital so I kinda had to considering I come into contact with cats, anesthesia, chemicals, heavy lifting, aggressive dogs and radiation on a regular basis. It limited my duties, but I can still do most things.

Post # 30
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It was probably around 13-14 weeks. I took the opportunity whenever I was able to talk to my boss privately and when I felt comfortable with providing such big news. 

Post # 31
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Today! I’m only about 5 weeks, but my doc appt is next week, and it’s during a time where people in my office do not miss work. We just don’t. So, I had to explain why I had to be out. My boss is a really good guy, though (he was at my wedding), so it was all good. I work at a large state institution, so I don’t have to worry about maternity leave will work, etc. We both know what i’m entitled to, and how the process works. One of my coworkers just got back from  paternity leave.

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