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Old 10-27-06, 04:18 PM
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Question Worried about work

DH and I want to start TTC at the beginning of the year. DD is 4 so I am really excited about having a new baby in the house. The problem is that I have been searching for a new job for the past 2 months with no luck. I either have to find a new job in the next few months in order to qualify for FMLA (if everything goes according to plan) or I have to stay at the job I am currently in.

There are pros and cons to both. For example I have been with my company for over 6 years and I would have the flexibility that I need during and after being PG but there are some things at my job that I find very frustrating including my salary.
 


My question is, have any of you changed jobs while you were PG or shortly before and what challenges did you face when you did?
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Old 10-27-06, 04:51 PM
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The biggest challenge might be your insurance! At my old job, you had to be on the insurance a year before you qualified for maternity insurance. Also, if you are already pg, it may not be covered because of being a "pre existing condistion". It will be very hard to find someone who will hire you pg too. Even though discrimination for that reason is against the law, they can always find "someone better qualified" to keep from hiring you.
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Old 10-29-06, 11:00 AM
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If I get pg then I will definitely stay put for all of the reasons that you mentioned. One of my friends changed jobs when she was pg so she was not eligible for the full 12 weeks of leave or short term disability. When I had DD I was out of work for 12 weeks w/o pay, even though we survived I don't want to go through that again.

I am just frustrated because I don't want to put TTC on hold while I get another job but I am very tired of the company that I am with. I guess I shouldn't complain, things could always be worse.
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Old 11-01-06, 05:24 PM
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good luck. i worked for family when i got pregnant so ire ally didn't have to deal with many problems
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