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Am I mad to even consider my boss in my family planning?

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33k Mon 21-Jul-08 21:41:09

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TotalChaos Mon 21-Jul-08 21:43:31

yes you are mad. just go for it.

33k Mon 21-Jul-08 21:44:50

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RipMacWinkle Mon 21-Jul-08 21:46:09

Are you mad?

Entirely unhinged!

Like Nike said - just do it.


MinnieMoan Mon 21-Jul-08 21:47:30

Mad as a hatter.

beanieb Mon 21-Jul-08 21:52:20

You're mad to assume it might happen straight away grin

What if ir doesn't and the delay takes you over to an inappropriate te work wise?

Just go for it I say.

33k Tue 22-Jul-08 10:20:02

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Zebraa Tue 22-Jul-08 10:35:41

Very much mad. Go for it!

EffiePerine Tue 22-Jul-08 10:43:29


just go for it

funnypeculiar Tue 22-Jul-08 10:48:57

Loon smile Just go for it.
Anyway, if your work goes in annual cycles, you'll always be in a cycle, so to speak? Better to give birth at the end of one (with only a month of current cycle to go) than half way through, surely?

flowerfairy Tue 22-Jul-08 11:04:08

Go for it you will kick yourself if you leave it and then have problems. Believe me thsi is me now.

yellowflowers Tue 22-Jul-08 11:36:27

your employer, or most employers, wouldn't hesitate to do the same to you. how annoyed would you be if your boss took parental leave that month and you'd waited. do it.

dinkyboysmum Tue 22-Jul-08 11:40:14

i would agree, just go for it... but, like you, my job also goes in cycles & i entirely undertsand what you mean. i'm hoping to be pg this cycle as it would suit work commitments well. i guess i'm just trying to keep everyone happy!
i also know work would 'handle' the situation better if i were to be due after may/june, rather than being due earlier in the year!

anniemac Tue 22-Jul-08 13:06:26

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BrightSideOfLife Tue 22-Jul-08 15:19:55

Just go for it. I waited to ttc until I thought the pregnancy would fit in with work commitments and due to problems conceiving (More like problems staying pregnant - I had a mc) now I feel stuck in a job I don't like, in a company I am not keen on but can't afford to leave INCASE I need the maternity pay soon.

It taught me not to over-plan things - just go for it!!

cam75 Tue 22-Jul-08 15:25:05

why wait life is too short.
Here from to maternity....................

Flibbertyjibbet Tue 22-Jul-08 15:29:27

Babies don't come when you plan them.
Friends who wanted babies at particular times tried for ages, other friends who started trying 'early' cos they thought it wouldn't happen straight away - well it happened straight away.

Just go for it, baby will come along when its ready, regardless of when you start trying or what your work schedule is!

33k Wed 23-Jul-08 11:46:41

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33k Wed 23-Jul-08 11:48:21

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dinkyboysmum Wed 23-Jul-08 13:09:27 it that transparent!

sarah293 Wed 23-Jul-08 13:10:25

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33k Wed 23-Jul-08 21:35:41

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Cammelia Wed 23-Jul-08 21:36:49

Completely mad - unless your boss is your dh/dp

33k Wed 23-Jul-08 22:13:32

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littlemisssunshine80 Sat 26-Jul-08 13:25:41

Hi 33k, I understand how you feel. Although my work isn't time sensitive I applied for a different position at my work in January, (my old boss thought I would be perfecte for it apparently), but I relly didn't want to apply coz I wanted to start a family. In the end I went for the interview and was totally honest with my new boss about ttc#1. I think that was the reason I actually got the position, as he said I came across as honest. I started my new role in March, and waited until July to try, as I wanted to settle into the new role. In a way I wish I didn't wait, but it's also nice to know I don't have to hide ttc from the work place, and this make me feel more relaxed, which i figure can only help things move along! I truely believe thhat if you are honest and just do what you feel is right, you will feel better about your decision, and wont stress yourself out about waiting, when stress can hinder ypur chances! Don't feel guilty about wanting a baby - it's the most natural thing in the world - Good luck!

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