- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2009
Ok, so I’m getting this big promotion – should start the new job in about two weeks or so; been waiting for this litterally for months.
BUT. Hubby and I are planning to start TTC in two months. Which, is not so bad, if you consider that we might not get pregnant right away and that I won’t go on mat leave for another 9 months after.
The thing is, we plan to have two babies back to back, and for each of them, I get one year paid maternity leave as long as I go back to work for 16 weeks between the two.
After those two paid maternity leaves, I plan to use a 5-year non-paid family care leave to raise the children at home (it is allowed where I work). It is very important to us to raise our children at home until they get in school, and my employer facilitates that. When I get back from that, I won’t be at the same job, but I will stay at the same level/salary.
So, that plan worked for me perfectly. But, putting this in action only 2 months after getting that new dream job I wanted… I feel bad for the manager who will have worked hard to get me, pulling this on her.
I don’t want to wait longer for TTC, because hubs is a bit older than me and we are both sooo ready for this. I feel like I have to choose between career and family – that choice is easy for me – and that by doing so, I am not fair to the employer, but what else can I do?? I can’t turn down that new awesome job that would bring over than $10K additional for 2 years??!