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|Wed, 06-16-2010 - 8:50pm|
This is kind of cross-posted from the Nov. EC, but I've added some background. (Here's the post if you want:
So, I had an in-person interview with this really great company yesterday. I think it went really well, and I'm really excited about the opportunity.
I did see a couple people sneaking peaks at my belly, but I didn't say anything about my pregnancy outright. I actually went to talk to a career counselor about this before hand. They said at no time during the interview process do I have to disclose that information. In fact, I don't even need to disclose it if/when I get hired. There are definitely laws that protect my interests in that type of situation.
But, I've been really struggling with the decision of if/when to tell them. I know there is absolutely no obligation for me to tell them, but at the same time I feel like I should sooner than later.
Tomorrow I am talking with the VP (who I met with at the interview yesterday) to ask some follow up questions, and am seriously considering telling her about my pregnancy.
What I'm struggling with are the following:
- I think I'm pretty obviously pregnant, so on one hand I feel like I shouldn't have to say anything, but on the other hand I don't want them to feel like I'm trying to "hide" it either by not coming right out and saying "Hi, I'm Alyssa, and I'm pregnant"
- I am worried that if I tell them, that they will not want to hire me
- I am worried that if I tell them, they will think I'm trying to "corner" them into hiring me (i.e., they will think if they don't extend an offer to me I will "create problems" for them, or sue them for discrimination or something)
In my head, I know I don't have to disclose this information right now, but in my heart I feel like I should so that they don't think I'm trying to take advantage of them for some reason.
Just for more info, there is still another round in the interview process, which would be in early July at the earliest.
If you made if this far, thank you!! Any suggestions or help would be appreciated, because this is causing me a lot of anguish right now!!
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