Pregnant and Need to Go Back to Work

Updated on March 04, 2010
M.M. asks from La Habra, CA
6 answers

Hi Ladies,

I need to go back to work but am pregnant.Does anyone know of a company
that would not mind me being pregnant and hiring me? I know by law
they cant make that decision, but I know that will play a role.
I plan on telling them I am pregnant, but any tips on
how I can definitely land a job?
I need to go back because my husband and I are going our
separate ways, and I want to be able to take care of
both of my kids on my own.

What can I do next?

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answers from Chicago on

How far along are you? If possible, hide your pregnancy while job-hunting. I hate to have to say that, but employers absolutely will discriminate against you when you're pregnant. When I was pregnant, I had a good friend come to me looking to recruit me for a job. When I told her I was pregnant, that job offer dropped like a hot potato. And that was a friend!! (I was happy with the job I already had at the time, but it was a good lesson to learn.)

Also, keep in mind that FMLA does not apply until you've been employed for a year, so you may not get any maternity leave. You don't say what type of work you are looking for, but have you considered something like daycare work where you might get free child care?

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answers from Chicago on

I am not trying to convince you either way since I know none of the details to your situation but have you tried all avenues? Are you sure it is best for you and your kids to separate and start anew? I know we (my husband and I) have been through VERY rough times, especially recently, and therapy is really helping. It may not be what you guys need but it also is tough being a single mommy with a newborn and you may want to rough it out and see if you can make progress with the relationship? Also, if you are specific in what type of work you are looking for, it may be more helpful for us to brainstorm and help you with employment ideas. Either way, good luck and much love. Hang in there and if you need a shoulder to cry on I'm here. Its hard enough being preggo but without your husband's support, been there done that! You'll be ok...N.

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answers from Chicago on

M. M:

what kind of work are you looking for?

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answers from Chicago on

Hello M. M:

In this day it could be very hard to find a corporate job. I am a Tupperware Representative and know that we have many pregnant women in our organization and with Tupperware, you can set your own hours, its fun, the product is light to carry and easy to demonstrate. It is also a truly home based business with limited time out of the home. You will find the perfect fit in Tupperware. Let's talk.



answers from Chicago on

Hi M.,

When I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter I knew that I needed another income to help pay for daycare. I checked out some of the direct selling companies (i.e. Avon, Tupperware and MaryKay), but I decided to join The Pampered Chef family by becoming a consultant. I started out part-time, but when I got layed-off, I took my business full-time.

It is definitely a business that I enjoy and get to be home with my children. Now more than ever, people are cooking more than eating out and The Pampered Chef has the tools to help.

The products sell it's self and you have FUN in the process. Consultants make around $100 per show (about 2 hours). The Pampered Chef is a great company with great people to help you achieve your dreams. You'll never have to worry about meeting a high sales quota or getting fired.

All Consultants are working their way to an all expense paid Disney World vacation for 4 this year.

Pampered Chef also introduced a new career plan, which includes promotions/raises and much more.

Let me know if this is something you may be interested in. I would love to have you on my team!

Good Luck and congratulations on the new baby!

S. Centeno
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answers from Dallas on

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