(Closed) What would you do? New job and pregnant

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: Which would you do if your position was over in 45-days and you just found out you were pregnant?
    Take the severance package and find a job someplace else, keeping your pregnancy undisclosed? : (0 votes)
    Take another position in the same company that is at a lower level to stay in the same city? : (21 votes)
    75 %
    Take a position in another city-with no relo just to maintain the same grade level position? : (4 votes)
    14 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
    8820 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    vllister:  If you take the promotion, will your husband stay home to take care of the baby? I gave up a position that involved travel when I started having kids, and turned down promotions that required it. I suppose it could work if your husband is a stay at home dad or you have very reliable family nearby (not the high school daughter!) To me, being away from the baby would be a bigger concern than whether or not my maternity leave was fair to the company. I would probably take the lower position if it were me. If you’re very career focused though and have childcare options, promotions are nice.

    Post # 3
    317 posts
    Helper bee

    vllister:  I’d take the lower level job that paid the same, but that’s just because I am sick of climbing the corporate ladder and would love an easier job! It might actually open up another door for you promotion-wise In the future since you mentioned that you’d have the opportunity to learn another side of the business. 

    Post # 4
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I picked other because I’d go for the promotion but that’s just me. 

    Post # 5
    391 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I would take the lower stress but same paying job. You never know how pregnancy will affect you, it may be nice to not be overly stressed out and overwhelmed. I dont think having to travel when pregnant / with a newborn would be a good idea. You can always apply for the promotion or a different job after you give birth and get into the swing of things.

    Post # 6
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Take the promotion if you can get it otherwise try to stay at the same level. Going backward is rarely good for ones career

    Post # 8
    3065 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    vllister:  IDK I think it depends on what you want career wise. I think it would look bad if you took the easier job- so if it is your goal to get ahead in the company ect I would def take the promotion

    however if you are OK with that by all means take the easier low stress job!! I personally would ( but I hate the industry I am in and its basically a paycheck- I don’t care about it and have no interest in moving higher up in the company bc I don’t want the extra responsibility/work/acocuntability)

    Post # 9
    8149 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I personally would take the lower job because I get flustered and stressed very easily. But If you are a very driven person and can handle the responsibilities, then I’d go for the promotion! That way you can have that seniority when you DO go back to work. 🙂

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