Anyone ever job hunt hunt while pregnant?

  1. hello,
    I am really unhappy in my long term care position. I am four months pregnant and doubt that I will be able to find a new job. Has anyone else tried to find a new job while pregnant?
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   nurseunderwater
    don't ask, don't tell....and in the same reply, I oriented with a woman who was 8 months pg and went from contract prn to full time..in in TX when your benifits kick in pg is not considered a pre-existing cond...she got everyting covered... so, i suppose you never know.
    Last edit by nurseunderwater on Apr 25, '04
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    I tried once, but nothing ever came through...I wasn't showing yet either and didn't tell anyone. The thing is, if you have to lift you sorta have to tell unless you want to take a chance on harming the baby.
  5. by   burger914
    So I should just sort of not tell? I just wouldn't want them to get mad at me later when they find out I was less then honest during the interview. I am only looking for a part-time position.
  6. by   ARmickie
    I have, although it wasn't in the medical field at the time. I was about five months pregnant, and you couldn't tell. I was interviewed and offerred the position, but because I knew the long hours and other circumstances that came along with the positions (slippery floors, etc.), I felt I had to disclose the pregnancy. The interviewer then suggested that I let them know ASAP after delivery and that if they had a position open at that time, I would definitely have the job. I stayed home throughout the rest of the pregnancy and then went to work after I had my son.
  7. by   burger914
    I wish staying at home was an option, but it isn't. I definately have to work at least part-time. Unfortunately, I feel if I stay at this position, I may be putting way too much stress on myself.
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    You should come to my hospital.........they hire 'em even if they're dilated to 5cm and they have to walk upstairs to deliver after their first day of orientation!! :chuckle

    Seriously, it seems like half the nurses and aides on staff where I work are either pregnant or new moms.........must be something in the water........I'm glad I drink only the Crystal Light I bring from home..... :uhoh21:
  9. by   burger914
    Too funny. Maybe if I go for a per diem position I may have better luck. That way I won't be committing to anything to permanent.
  10. by   traumaRUs
    The PRN option might be your best choice!
  11. by   SnowymtnRN
    I job hunted when i was 5 mths pregnant and showing a little. No you don't have to disclose, its not like you are terminally ill or something. You can still lift, etc...but like ANY good nurse you'd ask for assistance lifting. So go interview, see what happens. I wouldn't tell til after i started working, but that's me. Worked for me just fine too. Got hired easily.
  12. by   sharann
    Maybe you could do temp work until you are ready, then after the baby do a regular job hunt.
  13. by   burger914
    hello,
    I just wanted to let everyone know that I start a new job at a small Long Term Care facility tomorrow. I was up front with the DON and she was great. The staffing is excellent too...26 patients...two nurseson the day shift!! It is a about a 40 minute drive, but it seems nice otherwise!

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