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Monday, June 26, 2006

Pregnant and Interviewing

Tomorrow I will face something that I think most women dread. I have a job interview and I just found out I'm pregnant with my third (and final) baby. I have so many thoughts running through my head about this. Do I tell them immediately, or do I wait and tell them if/when they offer me a job? I'm thinking that I should probably wait, as I am only 4 weeks pregnant, and if something were to happen I wouldn't want to have jeopardized a potential job for nothing. Of course, I hope everything goes wonderfully with my pregnancy, and no job is more important than a healthy baby.

There are just so many unanswerable questions in this situation and I'm sure others can relate. I know that legally I cannot be denied a job because of my pregnancy, but I'm sure that if it came down to me or another candidate that isn't pregnant, the other candidate would get the position. And there would be no way to prove that the other person was chosen because I was pregnant.

So, while this may be the first time I've ever had to face this situation, I'm thinking the smart thing to do is go in there and do the interview and save the announcement for later, if I get the job.

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