(Closed) what did you say when you told your boss

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That’s actually how my director found out. I never take time off work because its just not real easy to do at my center (I work in daycare and we’re a satellite center that only staffs 4 people) So when I asked for time off for an appointment she flat out asked me. It was a little akward but made it easier than trying to hide it. As to telling the company owner I just told her when she was trying to adjust our schedules that she probably wanted to factor in a time each month where I could make my appointments since I was pregnant. I think its one of those things that sounds harder in your head than it really is.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

OMG…I just told my boss last week(at 26 wks!) after I just became a fulltime employee…we’ve had a good working relationship for about 8 years, but he still said “shit!” then followed up with, “no really, i’m happy for you” I was mortified, but what can you do? I gave him my plan, and he’s cool with it, so it’s whatever.  Some bosses are really cool with it, others, not so much.  I surely thought people knew I was pregnant, but my big shirts must’ve been really hiding a lot, because now that i’m wearing more form fitting shirts to the office, people are like OMG! you’re pregnant!  Who knew you could hide a pregnancy if you wanted to until the 3rd trimester? lol…

Post # 5
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990 posts
Busy bee

I told my boss at 14 weeks. I was in the process of a promotion and didnt want to tell her in case it jeopardized anything. I was petrofied because we had just lost someone because they went on maternity leave on my second day! But when I told her she was excited and I was relieved.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Oh and to legit answer your question lol, I just walked into her office and said “well, I found out I’m pregnant.” and I let it roll from there lol

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I told my boss yesterday even though it’s super early.  But I work in a bio lab with lots of nasty stuff that can potentially infect, I guess there’s the potential for danger for everyone but usually there are additional safeguards for pregnant people, and I had no idea what their protocols were but one of my bosses is pregnant now so I figured well they must know the safeguards (and how angry can she get at me if she’s pregnant too).  Better safe than sorry I guess and it was reassuring to know they now had it in their plans what I should and should not work with. 

Post # 9
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659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I thought it was illegal for a supervisor/boss to ask if an employee was pregnant or planning on having children. 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I emailed the news in response to a related email request that would take place while I planned to be out on maternity.   I cc’d the other admin. 🙂 Then he sent the VP’s to talk to me about specifics.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@jindc: Yeah, I thought that employers/bosses couldn’t enquire about pregnancy status…

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