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job interview Neisha Sade Due July 30 (boy); 1 child; ACWORTH, GA, United States 344 posts
27th Mar

I have been a SAHM for almost 3 years now, but the situation we are in now, both my SO and I have to work. I have an interview tomorrow and I'm not sure if I should tell them I'm pregnant right away or wait... I just really want this job.   

CircleK 1 child; 1 angel baby; Federal Way, WA, United States 10588 posts
27th Mar

I wouldn't tell them. They can't not hire you for being pregnant, however, I would err on the save side. Your pregnancy has nothing to do with the job or qualifications for a job.

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29495 posts
27th Mar

Since you're due in 4 months I would tell them. 

Neisha Sade Due July 30 (boy); 1 child; ACWORTH, GA, United States 344 posts
27th Mar
Quoting ChristinaLynne:
Since you're due in 4 months I would tell them. 


I plan on telling them if they decide to hire me.. I just Dont want it to be a factor. 

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23160 posts
27th Mar

I wouldn't say a word unless it was a job that would somehow be unsafe if they didn't know up front

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Looahvull, KY, United States 27520 posts
27th Mar

Quoting Elliot Grace (14 weeks):
I wouldn't say a word unless it was a job that would somehow be unsafe if they didn't know up front


This.
By law they cannot discriminate because of pregnancy, but they will.

KyleySays Due June 4 (boy); 2 kids; Japan 269 posts
27th Mar

I'm in this predicament as well. Only I'm a bit further along. If you want the job, don't say anything, because they may find any excuse to not hire you. If they offer it to you, then it becomes pertinent to bring it up as they have already offered the job and do need some notice. Some jobs it is harder to accommodate maternity leave than other jobs, it may or may not be the huge ordeal you are worried about at this place. 

KyleySays Due June 4 (boy); 2 kids; Japan 269 posts
27th Mar

I'm in this predicament as well. Only I'm a bit further along. If you want the job, don't say anything, because they may find any excuse to not hire you. If they offer it to you, then it becomes pertinent to bring it up as they have already offered the job and do need some notice. Some jobs it is harder to accommodate maternity leave than other jobs, it may or may not be the huge ordeal you are worried about at this place. 

mumof2boys85 3 kids; australia, vi, Asia/Pacific Region 815 posts
27th Mar

They can not hire you if you do tell them, but once the hire you, they can't fire you. I wouldn't mention it during the interview. I would wait until you know if you get it or not and tell them that you are expecting, but will not affect your dedication or ability. 

user banned 1 child; ., ., Afghanistan 14887 posts
27th Mar

Don't tell them yet. Get the job, work some shifts and show that you are a good worker and then tell them . Legally they cant fire you for being pregnant, but since you are new they could be assholes and say fired you for some other reason.

OUboomerbaby86 2 kids; El Paso, TX, United States 1167 posts
28th Mar

I would say wait until after they hire you and you're through the probation period. I know in some states you can be fired for just about anything during a probation period and you can't do anything about it. Good luck!

Neisha Sade Due July 30 (boy); 1 child; ACWORTH, GA, United States 344 posts
28th Mar

Interview went amazing! She didn't even notice I was pregnant and I didn't tell her. Thanks for the advice everyone!! 

OUboomerbaby86 2 kids; El Paso, TX, United States 1167 posts
28th Mar

Yay!!!