- 9 years ago
I had a terrible time at my job after I told my bosses I was pregnant. Part of me thought it was in my head and part of me just didn’t want to cause trouble so I didnt say anything. I ended up quitting on rather bad terms after realizing that job was never going to work and I was in a fortunate situation that I wasn’t dependent on them financially. I wrote a lot of stuff up but never actually turned it into HR because the people I worked for had just started working and had a few personal things going on that I just decided to leave everything go as much as possible. There were a few more serious things that involved how they were treating/expecting of others and safety concerns that I couldn’t let go so I arranged a few meetings and had talks with people, which means there’s no record of anything and I didnt talk much about how I felt they were treating me different after pregnancy.
Well now I feel terrible because it’s affecting someone else. Another girl, a year later, is working for them and found out she was pregnant so they tried to make her life miserable. Only thing is she’s on a visa so she couldnt exactly quit so they ended up just firing the poor girl, probably would have me too if I hadn’t said FU I’m out (I didn’t say those exact words). Other profs have an idea of what’s going on so the girl ended up getting re-hired by the same awful faculty but I’m sure they’re going to keep trying to keep making her miserable.
I just feel like if I had turned in what I’d written to HR she’d have a bit more leverage to file complaints when they treat her like crap and I feel terrible that theyre doing it to someone else who’s not in the best situation.