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Working (or not working Mrs. J Soto :-) 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 57 posts
16th Oct '12

I was working at six weeks in to my pregnancy at a job that was 12 hours Monday-Friday and 9-3 Sunday. If I hadn't become pregnant I would still be there, but I left because sometimes those 12 hours days were spent without a break and lunch and I was around four smokers who would complain if I asked them to move somewhere with more air (they would smoke in the garage) and I was sometimes left in the building by myself while answering phones and helping in store customers during the time when morning sickness was the worst for me and then the bleeding started. Now I'm not working and had a bill to catch up on and my DH is in the army, but is saving for a trip to Florida for the holidays before he deploys. He is stressing about the bill and about money and it's taking it's toll on me alot because I left that place simply for the life of our child and now I'm feeling like I did more harm than good and don't know how to fix it. I am stressing so much and I know it's not healthy for baby. I just need advice.

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
16th Oct '12

How far along are you? You could try and find a job in a more fit environment.

Phallus Cranium fuknutz, NM, Togo 103342 posts
status 16th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs. J Soto :-):" I was working at six weeks in to my pregnancy at a job that was 12 hours Monday-Friday and 9-3 Sunday. ... [snip!] ... harm than good and don't know how to fix it. I am stressing so much and I know it's not healthy for baby. I just need advice."


12 hour shifts are required a break time
Personally, I would have addressed these issues before deciding to leave my employment if I needed the income.

I think you may have jumped the gun in quitting.

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57579 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Nigel Thornberry:" How far along are you? You could try and find a job in a more fit environment. "


:!: This.



And is the trip to FL for fun, or to see family? I would nix the trip if it's not a necessity.

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57579 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" 12 hour shifts are required a break time Personally, I would have addressed these issues before deciding ... [snip!] ... these issues before deciding to leave my employment if I needed the income. I think you may have jumped the gun in quitting."


This, too.

Amanda Cano Due December 14; 19 kids; Layton, Utah 3 posts
16th Oct '12

I would talk to the family support center to see if there are any military programs available for you and your growing family. Most of the time they have good support systems in place for those in need. Your husband should be supporting your decision to be a responsible parent and protecting you and your child. Also, most bases have jobs available that are more reasonable for pregnant or working moms. Hope this helps. Good luck

wigglewaddle 2 kids; Wichita, Kansas 2096 posts
16th Oct '12

I wasn't going to work during this pregnancy, but due to income problems, I got a part time job at around 5-6 months. You can find something else.

Mrs. J Soto :-) 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 57 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" 12 hour shifts are required a break time Personally, I would have addressed these issues before deciding ... [snip!] ... these issues before deciding to leave my employment if I needed the income. I think you may have jumped the gun in quitting."


I made several attempts to change this before I was even pregnant. I worked there for over a year so I hardly jumped the gun. Everyone there worked like a slave and complained yet did nothing about and the only step I was told BY Management was to sue and see if I can get it changed.

Mrs. J Soto :-) 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 57 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting The Doctor:" :!: This. And is the trip to FL for fun, or to see family? I would nix the trip if it's not a necessity."


It's to see family before deployment and we had an argument about it, as I told him he should be a bit more focused on getting home straight before deploying than going home to see family. I understand going home to see family before going on deployment, but everything I will be taking on once he is deployed with our newborn child is I feel a bit more important. I figure I'm just being selfish.

Phallus Cranium fuknutz, NM, Togo 103342 posts
status 16th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs. J Soto :-):" I made several attempts to change this before I was even pregnant. I worked there for over a year so ... [snip!] ... and complained yet did nothing about and the only step I was told BY Management was to sue and see if I can get it changed. "


It's illegal, the DOL would have told you that.

ETA; Department of Labor

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57579 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" It's illegal, the DOL would have told you that."


Yep.

Mrs. J Soto :-) 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 57 posts
16th Oct '12

I am only 17 weeks and am applying, I just know with him set on vacation I'll be there for at max a month and a half before his leave then back for another month and a half until birth. I don't see anyone hiring me knowing that and lying doesn't look good on a resume.

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57579 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs. J Soto :-):" I am only 17 weeks and am applying, I just know with him set on vacation I'll be there for at max a month ... [snip!] ... for another month and a half until birth. I don't see anyone hiring me knowing that and lying doesn't look good on a resume. "


Why would you going for a month and a half if you had a job?!



Find a job, any job, and go for like... a week.

Lacy S 3 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 132 posts
16th Oct '12

Sadly the military will not help you out. The help she was talking about is for real emergencys and going to see family over the holidays they could care two shits less about. I would tell him to grow the hell up and be a man and take care of his shit before worrying about going home he will only be gone six months or so my so has deployed five times all of wich were over 12 months long.i also was in the military so I have a good idea how crap works

Mrs. J Soto :-) 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 57 posts
16th Oct '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" It's illegal, the DOL would have told you that. ETA; Department of Labor"


I've had full time jobs before, I know in a 12 hour day there is a 15 minute break in the am, a 30 for lunch and another 15 before the end of the day. Or should you choose a full hour for lunch.