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seasonticket Mon 16-May-16 09:19:11

I am five weeks pregnant after years of trying and a slog with IVF. I am so excited!

Also, I hate my job and it's really hard to find other work in the area I live. I got a job interview at another place and if I wasn't pregnant, I would bite their hand off. The issue is that it's only a year contract that starts in August and then need maternity leave in December.
But. I'm only five weeks pregnant... it's such early days and there are no guarantees.

I'm going to the interview, for sure. But I feel so torn. I don't want to talk myself out of a better job if this pregnancy isn't meant to be and I don't want to muck them around if the baby is really coming. Legally, I don't have to tell them anything until October.

My plan is, though, if they offer me the job to let them in on my thought processes but it is an awkward conversation and I am freaking out a little bit.
Any advice?

Bluebell20 Mon 16-May-16 13:34:42

I would look into maternity pay - would you have been there long enough to qualify for maternity pay by December? I would have thought not.

However, if you can do it financially without maternity pay, then I would go for the job. You're only five weeks' pregnant - lots of people wouldn't know they were pregnant at that point. You don't need to tell them when you found out!

Bluebell20 Mon 16-May-16 13:35:38

And, more importantly... CONGRATULATIONS!!!! smile

seasonticket Mon 16-May-16 13:58:05

I think I do qualify. (The rules are slightly different in DK... )but I don't think I would want to work there if I was pregnant. I'd only want to work there if I wasn't, if that makes sense.

Thank you smile

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