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Sophierella24 Mon 03-Aug-20 14:17:52


I was made redundant due to Covid 19. I have since been offered 2 jobs, 1 part time and 1 full time.

I cant make my mind up of what to do for the best, I feel the part time would be easier so I could go to my appointments without having to tell them but the full time seems more secure...the pay is not much different for full or part time..

Or should I be telling both job offers of the pregnancy?

What would you do?


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YorkshireIndie Mon 03-Aug-20 14:19:05

Full time. How far along are you?

Staplemaple Mon 03-Aug-20 14:20:56

It depends what you want to do really, you are entitled for time off anyway for appointments, and you are supposed to inform your employer at so many weeks (can't remember how many) anyway- with Covid I would tell them as soon as possible anyway so they can do a risk assessment. If the money isn't too different then personally i would consider the part time, especially if you are thinking about cutting hours down after mat leave. Do you think you'd prefer actually doing one over the other?

KeepSmiling89 Mon 03-Aug-20 14:21:10

Full time. If you can, check out the company's maternity leave policy. You might be entitled to paid time off to attend ante-natal appointments.

KeepSmiling89 Mon 03-Aug-20 14:22:13

Oh, also probably best to tell them asap so they don't feel like you're keeping things hidden from them and they feel they can trust you.

happytoday73 Mon 03-Aug-20 14:23:36

How far along are you?
What are the maternity policies?
I pressume you won't be entitled to anything but statutory maternity leave payments with either company?
Can you afford the part time job or do you need full time to make up for when off on mat leave?
Are you planning to go back after birth? If so how quickly?
Are they both local?
So many factors effect ect this....

Summer41 Mon 03-Aug-20 14:26:37

I found out I was pregnant the day before I started a new job. I didn't tell them until I was 24 weeks. One person mentioned to another that they thought I had a small baby bump and the other person said "no she's just put on a bit of weight" and everyone else agreed! You don't have to legally tell your employer until around 25 weeks. I just said I had a doctors appointment and was allowed paid time off to go so it wasn't an issue specifically saying I was actually seeing the midwife.

Jacky209990 Mon 03-Aug-20 20:00:09

If there is not much difference wage wise I would go part time. Least you won't have has much of a battle to reduce hours, after mat leave.

Sophierella24 Tue 04-Aug-20 11:00:13

Thanks for all your replies...

I'm only very early on, 6 weeks or so...I have decided to take the full time job as it is so close to home compared to the other one. I also feel it may be the better company when coming to mat leave! Fingers crossed I have made the right decision, just hoping I can hide the morning sickness from them as I dont plan on telling them for a while yet. Xx

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