Job Hunting and Expecting!

Updated on March 02, 2008
A.R. asks from Conway, AR
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Today I was laid off from a job that fit perfectly into my life. I am the mother to 3 great kids and am expecting #4 in May. I did plan on working up to my due date and then taking some time off before finding a job in the optical world.(Which is what my training is in). Now that I am 11 weeks pregnant, how will I ever find a job? I needed to be working to financially be able to take off this coming summer. Has anyone else had to go through the interview process pregnant?

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answers from Little Rock on

I know this is kind of late...but I have just stumbled upon this group. Did you find some extra income? I am an Independent Consultant with Arbonne, and it's a totally do-able home business. If you are interested, let me know. My whole upline is here in Searcy with me and if you are committed to making money, we can help you get there! [email protected]

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answers from Knoxville on

I was pregnant and got a job, because I was upfront with the company I signed up for. Now, if you need a job, and you are willing to work outside of the optical world...COMCAST is hiring...just to let you know. Great company to work for, and it will help you put you back onto your feet. The pay is good, and the benefits are fantastic! Good Luck!



answers from Baton Rouge on

While it may not pay much, I know that the Wal-Mart Supercenters & Sam's Clubs in my area have optical places in them, maybe you can try looking for a job with them, at least you'll still be in the same field. Also, the sooner you get a job, I'd say the better, 'cause like the other girl said, you may just look "overweight" instead of pregnant.



answers from Florence on

I used to be in HR before becoming a SAHM. I think you'll find that most employers will actually be very happy for you. It's up to you when you decide to tell them, but giving more notice will be most appreciated. Good luck on your job hunt and the new baby!



answers from Nashville on

Have you ever thought of working from home? I have four boys, two are seven, one is three, and one is 18 months old. I found a company that is great and I am not spending any extra money and I am helping people. I don't know about you but I have tried Avon, Mary Kay, BeautiControl, none of these worked. Now I don't have to take orders, I don't stock or deliver or distribute. If you would like more information about this job opportunity look at this website or you can email me direct at [email protected]



answers from Clarksville on

Not me A., but I have some comments. Why work away from home if you don't have to. I have a solution that has worked well for me and I made around 65K before making this life changing decision. Boy am I glad that I did. I know that if I could turn back the hands of time, I would have done this while my children were growing up. If you intested in how I am doing this and still bring in the bread, contact me at [email protected] or by phone at 877-736-7630 or ###-###-####. I'm not available between 11:00am and 4:00pm CST.




answers from Birmingham on

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answers from New Orleans on

I got my last job when I was 8 months pregnant! The key (as immoral or dishonest as it may sound) is to not mention that you're pregnant in the interview. I've always been overweight so, even at 8 months, I just looked a little fatter than normal and your potential employer is not legally able to ask you anything about your health, personal life, or if you're pregnant. On the same hand you are NOT obligated to tell them. Once you get the job you can tell whomever you want and if they fire you because of it you have every right to sue the pants off of them. My story went pretty well... I told my boss that I was pregnant on my first day and I assured her that I was serious about keeping this job and that I only planned on taking the minimim amount of time off as required by my doctor (which was 2 weeks). She was not thrilled and later admitted that she called me some pretty harsh words behind my back but I kept my promise and ended up staying there (and getting raises and great reviewS) until the company moved up north 3 years later. Being pregnant should not cause anyone to not see you has a promising employee but you can't keep someone from not hiring you if they know you're pregnant before they make their final decision.... If you're only 11 weeks I'm guessing that you're not showing yet so interview like mad before you start showing and you should be just fine. Feel free to message me if you have any other questions. Good Luck!!!

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