Post # 1
Hi, I have a dilemma with respect to TTC and a new job. My current job is in a large advisory firm. My initial plan was to stay at least 3-4 more years and go on two mat leaves. It would be quite easy for me to take mat leave since there are others my level who have the same skill set and no one new would need to be hired to cover me (at least this is how it has been over the past 5 years while I have been there). I was recently asked if I’m interested in a position which would be a significant promotion and raise. At the new company I would be part of a very small team. I’m afraid of starting the new job and then going on mat leave before I can prove myself. If anyone is hired on contract while I am on mat leave, they would have been at the job as long as me by the time I come back which makes me a bit uneasy (I would be off for one year). Has anyone started a new job and then gotten pregnant right away? Will I make a really bad impression if I do this? Is it worth the risk of changing jobs at this point in my life when we would like kids?
Post # 2
I did- but not on purpose.. My boss was great and congratulated me! But i know collegues gossiped a lot. Just do it; I know how pregnancies cannot really be planned ( I thought I could’t conceive), life is too short. In the end it is just a job and having children is the most fulfilling thing to me! It will work out no problem. Plus: they know you will be likely to have kids (stats!) and are still offering the job!
Post # 3
Go for the new job if you want it! There’s no guarantee how long it will take to conceive, and even if you do immediately you’ll have 9 months to “prove” yourself (although they already feel you’re competent and qualified if they’ve approached you about it!)
Post # 4
Thank you. I hope it works out. I guess I just feel really comfortable in my current job and this new job seems like a risk especially if I am pregnant and potentially not feeling well / going to appointments often. But there is no guarantee that preganancy will happen right away either and then I may regret not taking the job.