Deep breaths! I was shaking like a leaf. There isn't much they can say apart from 'congratulations' also get in touch with HR.
July is too far in advance for anyone to plan, anything could happen in that time to anyone involved. People could leave or get sick, so don't worry about it. At the end of the day, your appraisal is about your performance the previous yet, and although you plan for the future.
For mine, my line manager knew but it wasn't public and we agreed that we would act like I wasn't preg. But all my Q3 and Q4 targets are things that I would be able to complete on KIT days or working at home, or even on return from maternity.
I rang my temporary line manager from my car outside at lunchtime this time, but we work about 2h drive apart! Last time I grabbed my line manager, said I needed a word privately, and dragged him into a meeting room to tell him! I just said "I know that you will want as much time as possible to prepare, so I want to let you know that I'm pregnant and due in X month" both times. They were utterly lovely and congratulated me and informed HR.
Told my supervisors at 3 weeks mostly because I had so many appointments due to my health vs pg that I had to explain why I was taking so much time off. As she's a mum of 2 she was great about it (and still is now that I'm 17w)
Thank you all, I will probably tell my manager first after the appraisal and then she will tell anyone else that needs to know (HR, big boss, etc) I rather wanted to tell them both at the same time, but my manager will probably not like it that I did not go to her first. I'm not even sure why I am stressing so much about it
Given your CEO's dodgy history I would wait till after the bonus/ pay rise conversation. Tell them a few days later and say you would have told them earlier but were waiting on all clear test results and don't go into any more detail than that. Its perfectly feasible, you get treated fairly and they don't feel you were holding back unnecessarily
cheese we don't have an I house HR dept. ours is outsourced, any issue goes through the line manager. stroke lol would love to do that miss that's actually a great idea, thank you very much, works out great
I told my boss immediately but i have a "dangerous" job where I could be injured. So my boss knew before my mum did. I'm in a team of six so I told them and they were to told keep quiet which they did. They were fine, very happy for me and have been taking the piss out of "fatty" ever since (blokes eh!)