- 1 month ago
- Wedding: June 2016 - City, State
Thank you everyone for your responses! My phone call just ended and it turned out to be more of a “career review” to assess my background and interests so they didn’t ask for a start date and I didn’t mention it.
I really appreciate everyone’s point of view. I would like to put it out there (in case another woman find this thread in the future) that I think this is really a case by case problem and I don’t think there is a clear cut answer for everyone.
That being said, I personally think that the job market is already particularly skewed against women workers without having to put ourselves in position of weakness. Also as PPs mentioned the interview process itself can absolutely last for several weeks/months so it’s also possible to start the job hunt without being pregnant and then become pregnant during the 14th interview stage. I am also in the state of mind that I am applying for a job I see myself working at for the next several YEARS. Hopefully this is what a company also looks for, so no I don’t consider a few weeks/couple months of postponing a start date to be a dealbreaker (and as PP said I would not want to work for a company that considers this a dealbreaker).
Also, to answer concerns PP mentioned: because of unusual circumstances I would actually be eligible for State paid maternity leave (not FMLA). But yes, come the next round of interview I would absolutely mention it, especially when talking about starting date.