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Oh dear god, so I phoned about the job advertised ................

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mosschops30 Wed 22-Jul-09 13:36:49

and they told me to apply!! shock

I only phoned to ask if it was worth me sending in a CV and if they anticipated any more posts in the future. I explained I was pg and could not apply now.
The nurse said 'why not, I got this job when I was pregnant, and if youre the right person for the job we dont care if youre pregnant or not'!!!

Feck feck feck, what do I do now? Should I apply or am I just setting myself up for misery when I dont get job offered cos am big fat hippo grin

midnightexpress Wed 22-Jul-09 13:38:15

heavens yes, apply, what have you got to lose? If you don't get it, you're no worse off than you are at the moment, and if you do then weyhey!

juneybertiebottsbean Wed 22-Jul-09 13:40:35

Do it!! You never know until you try!

Iklboo Wed 22-Jul-09 13:43:18

Apply - what's the worst that could happen?

RibenaBerry Wed 22-Jul-09 13:46:26

If the nurse you spoke to got the job when pregnant then (assuming she was part of the same team you'd be in), doesn't that suggest enlightened management and that you'd have a fair crack at the position like anyone else?

Go for it!

bratley Wed 22-Jul-09 13:48:05

Whats the worst thing that could happen!?
If you weren't pregnant and you applied for it there would still be a chance you might not get it, why should it be any different now?
Have a go, you never know unless you try!

madamy Wed 22-Jul-09 13:48:38

Definately apply! I've just read your other post and in the sort of job you're after, it's as much the 'right person' for the role probably unlike your current role (I looked at your profile)- which will be very much focused upon clinical skills.

flowerybeanbag Wed 22-Jul-09 13:52:05

It seems clear that your being pregnant isn't going to be any kind of an obstacle, quite rightly. Although if put on the spot any potential employer with any kind of awareness of discrimination legislation isn't going to say 'oh yes I agree there's no point you applying because you are pregnant', as the nurse specifically pointed out that she was pregnant when she got her job, and specifically said that it wouldn't matter, then I'd say it doesn't.

So if you want the job, apply. Is there a weeny bit of you that's concerned that you might not get the job and now wouldn't be able to say it's because you're pregnant?

You have nothing to lose, if you are the right person you will get the job. If you're not, you can ask for feedback, sort out any problems/skills or experience gaps, and then you will be in a strong position to apply for something similar after your maternity leave.

mosschops30 Wed 22-Jul-09 14:00:06

Am totally over excited now grin

In supporting information would you mention that your reason for a complete change in direction is due to personal experience with a family member? This IS what has driven me to this type of position and heightened my awareness of the importance of roles like this

NewPenName Wed 22-Jul-09 14:02:44

yes, definitely it's an excellent as well as honest reason! Just expand it a little to highlight your commitment, focus..

RibenaBerry Wed 22-Jul-09 14:27:09

Yes, I would mention it. As NewPenName says, just make sure you then go on to explain how this personal experience has expanded to become a professional focus.

mosschops30 Wed 22-Jul-09 14:38:22

Well have done app form now, a lot of cutting and pasting from previous applications but also said how recent personal experience has increased my awareness of the importance of this role etc etc, the impact community based care delivery can have on clients and carers etc etc.
Im actually quite pleased with it.

Anything Ive forgotten?

trixymalixy Thu 23-Jul-09 14:51:53

Just go for it. I was speaking to an employer about a job this morning and I'm 38 weeks pregnant!!!! They didn't seem phased by potentially having to wait 6 months for me to start, they were looking for very specific skills and prepared to wait for the right candidate.

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