5months pregnant. Should I apply to new job? - page 2

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I am 5 months pregnant and my baby bump is obvious. I work per diem at a small community hospital that is possibly going to close in the near future and I am also getting a lot of cancelled shifts due to low census. I need your... Read More


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    I have a similar question. I interview yesterday for a new grad position at a children's hospital. I am 9 months pregnant with my second child and due in about 2 weeks. The training for this position doesn't start until September 15 and it will only be classroom training with no work on the floor for the first 4 weeks. I feel my interview went well but I am wondering if being only 3-4 weeks postpartum when training starts will be an issue.
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    Quote from Chechy
    I have a similar question. I interview yesterday for a new grad position at a children's hospital. I am 9 months pregnant with my second child and due in about 2 weeks. The training for this position doesn't start until September 15 and it will only be classroom training with no work on the floor for the first 4 weeks. I feel my interview went well but I am wondering if being only 3-4 weeks postpartum when training starts will be an issue.
    I think it will be an issue if it's a problem for you. I'm assuming that the orientation days aren't very flexible and it's likely that you have to attend these classes in order to start working. However, if the days are flexible you might be able to request that they be pushed back a couple of weeks. If you are willing to go into the classes when your baby is 3-4 weeks old then maybe you can get permission to bring the baby with you during the classroom days. If you aren't willing to come in so soon after delivering, you best option is probably to explain this to HR as soon as you are offered the job and see what arrangements can be made.
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    I made sure during my interview to let them know is not a problem for me to start traning so soon. My husband works from home so he will be taking care of the kids and I know they are in good hands. I just hope they don't see it as an issue even though is not an issue for me.
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    Quote from resilientnurse
    I got hired at 9 months pregnant! I had already started orientation when I gave birth. I phoned HR to explain that I would not be in because I was in the hospital and they were surprised claiming they had no idea I was pregnant. Incredible! I went back to work there. Just writing to let you know that you can indeed get a job pregnant.
    Cough


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