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Applying for Job and Being Pregnant

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by Lynn07 Lynn07 (Member) Member

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I am just wondering what to do with trying to find a job and being 4 months pregnant. I have a feeling that some will look at me and think that in 5 months I'll need time off and go with another applicant. Plus I'm a new grad with no experience! Do I even tell them at the time of interview (I'm not showing much yet)? Any advice is appreciated!

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Don't say anything at interview, but you'll have to disclose it if you're offered the job.

You may be worrying for nothing. The last place I worked hired nurses who were pregnant.

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Just keep in mind that family medical leave act doesn't cover you until you've been with an employer for a year, so they could conceivably replace you while you were on maternity leave. It would be an incredibly boneheaded thing for a hospital to do, and I doubt they would, but it is certainly a reason to bring it up early with the manager. Not during the job interview, but before you're showing and she thinks that you blindsided her.

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DEB52 specializes in OBSTERTICS-POSTPARTUM,L/D AND HIGH-RISK.

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When I graduated in 1976 I was 4 months pregnant and not married. That was a big deal back then. I got a job working in a nursing home for 3 years. They were great to me and love my son.After I left the nursing home , I went to work at the hospital that I am working at now. that has lasted 28 yrs!:roll

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Just keep in mind that family medical leave act doesn't cover you until you've been with an employer for a year, so they could conceivably replace you while you were on maternity leave. It would be an incredibly boneheaded thing for a hospital to do, and I doubt they would, but it is certainly a reason to bring it up early with the manager. Not during the job interview, but before you're showing and she thinks that you blindsided her.

Maternity leave is separate from FMLA. She owes a potential no information whatsoeve related to her pregnancy.

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KrysyRN has 28 years experience.

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Don't mention that you're pregnant. That's non of their business. Plus, it is illegal for the employer to ask that kind of personal question.

:yeahthat:

I've worked for a facility once that hired a nurse in her 9th month!

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I have to say that we hired a nurse that was 7 months pregnant and while I don't know the details, I do know that our manager had to let her go after she had the baby. The manager said, though, that when she was able to return to work, she could rehire her.

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