(Closed) Eek! BFP and dream job interview a week later. Help?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I think you should go for it, and not tell them that you are pregnant. There is always a chance that you won’t get the job either way. Sure, they might hire you and then get pissed when you tell them that you’re pregnant AFTERWARDS, but thats life. 

 

Good luck on your interview 🙂

Post # 3
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Busy bee

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beean0nym0us:  Personally, I would not disclose it. They do not need to know your personal history at this time. I would focus on getting the job, and then disclosing when you feel comfortable. Telling them you are pregnant won’t matter one way or another at this point.

I too work at a government agency and became pregnant shortly after accepting a new position (same government agency). I told my new manager about my pregnancy only when I felt comfortable, and largely because I need to plan around my rotations (I’m a doctor). There was no issue. They told me I didn’t even have to tell them as early as I did. They informed me of my FMLA benefit, and said they are more than happy to work around my needed time off.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Private lodge

I would absolutely NOT disclose your fertility status. It has NO bearing on your ability to do the job.  Why on earth would you intentionally sway their perspective?

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

No, I would not tell someone that at an interview.  It has no bearing on the job, I mean you can still perform the job right?  Just tell them once you are hired.  I actually interviewed for a transfer while I was pregnant (I didn’t know though) and I got my BFP a day after I put in my two weeks at my old job!  So I just waited 3 months at my new job and told them then (well besides HR, I told them pretty early).  But I didn’t tell my direct supervisors until after 20w.  I work in a university setting so no one had an issue with it at all.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
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beean0nym0us:  I interviewed for two federal jobs while TTC (one interview was right after I miscarried, one was when I was pregnant again). I would say interview. Rock the interview. Get the job. Once offered, and not before, disclose that you are expecting and that you have questions about how your leave would transfer between the departments.

For my job, it was fine. I wouldn’t think twice, but I also wouldn’t tell them until I got the job.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I agree with others- do the interview, (good luck!!!) but do not disclose — then if everything falls into place, deal with it then. 🙂 

Post # 8
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Honey bee

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beean0nym0us:  Absolutely do NOT tell them you are pregnant. Even though they can’t discriminate, they can always say they didn’t pick you for some other reason. I personally wouldn’t even tell them at offer time, and would wait until 12ish weeks or whenever you’d normally feel comfortable telling work, if it weren’t for the new job. I got pregnant essentially the first week of my new job (by LMP), and waited until I was 16 weeks and had proved myself a bit before telling my boss which worked out well.

If, heaven forbid, you have a miscarriage, you would just call out sick. It’s not like our bodies are put on pause when we get a new job, pregnant or not, so nobody would necessarily be suspicious.

Good luck!!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Interview, don’t disclose the pregnancy, it’s too early anyway. Good luck!!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Do not tell during interview or even when offered. I would tell when its necessary. If this was your current position would you tell them your pregnant now at six weeks? Why would you tell a new job? 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with everything that has been said. Do not tell them. Rock that interview and then tell them when you are ready. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Don’t mention your pregnancy at all. Go to the interview, nail it, then once you get the job you can think about when to disclose your pregnancy. Even though they legally can’t discriminate against pregnant women, you want to market yourself the best way possible while going through the interview process.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Tell your new job (which fingers crossed you will get after you NAIL the interview) that you are pregnant when you would have told your old one. No sooner.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I agree, interview and no disclosure of pregnancy.  It is too early in the game to be disclosing anything anyways.  

This is likely not the first time this has happened and won’t be the last.  Good luck!

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