Asking about maternity leave at a tiny startup of all men with very long hours
April 15,2019 at 12:07AM UTC
I've been given a verbal offer (written offer coming in the next day or so) for an awesome position at a small startup company with excellent pay compared to my other offers. It was made clear to me that they expect long working hours, which I'm fine with. I'd be hired for a specialty project to work with one other person, with each of us having completely different expertise. On the flip side, my husband and I have been waiting to start a family for some time, and plan to start trying following my impending graduation.
My conundrum: Should I ask about maternity leave, knowing full well the expectations of the company, or should I bring it up only when I become pregnant? Both options risk my offer being rescinded or me being fired (the company is so small that being pregnant/fired for being pregnant would NOT be protected by any law) , but on the other hand, I'd really love to know their thoughts and bring it up in case they end up having an overwhelmingly negative reaction.
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