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to be trying to find some temp work?

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yaimee Thu 18-Aug-11 08:40:29

Also posted on the work boards.
I'm 5 months pregnant and hoping to find a couple of months temp work in an office.
Am I out of my mind to think that anyone will employ me?

EuphemiaMcGonagall Thu 18-Aug-11 08:52:02

They're not allowed to discriminate against you because you're pregnant: go for it!

yaimee Thu 18-Aug-11 08:56:34

I know, but not sure it works like that in reality smile
Am off on a hunt today though, so fingers crossed!

EuphemiaMcGonagall Thu 18-Aug-11 09:29:37

Are you using an agency?

Good luck with your job hunt! smile

LisasCat Thu 18-Aug-11 09:34:38

I signed up with a temp agency at 4 months pregnant a few years ago. I didn't tell them I was pregnant, and when I got to 8 months I just gave my week's notice.

Are you showing quite obviously?

yaimee Thu 18-Aug-11 09:35:14

Yeah, am a member of a couple, but haven't used them for a while as I've been working in a pub for a bit, but it's becoming more difficult to cope with the work there, so I'm looking for something else for a while.
Am going to go into the ones I'm already a member of and try to join a couple of new ones too.

yaimee Thu 18-Aug-11 09:37:18

I'm not sure, I was a large curvaceous lady anyway, so I'm kind of hoping that people might just assume that I'm fat!
Good to hear that other people have done similar things though, makes me feel like I might have a chance of getting something!

alphabettyspagghetti Thu 18-Aug-11 10:07:25

Sign up with various agencies, there is loads of temp work out there which will be ideal for you.

maighdlin Thu 18-Aug-11 11:25:58

Temp work is probably ideal in your situation. employers will know that you are not looking for permanent work and will be happy to only do a few weeks/months.

PenguinPatter Thu 18-Aug-11 13:03:12

I found some at 20 weeks with first DC - both employment agency and employer were aware I was pregnant - never a problem. Ended up working till 39 weeks.

That work and previous job meant I got the state maternity benefit - can't remember what it is called - which was some money and very useful.

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