Appreciate any and all advice, support, suggestions if you've been here before.
I was just laid off today and while I didn't enjoy the job and was hoping after I had these babies to find something.. I wasn't expecting this. I am currently 21 weeks pregnant with twins after 2 years of infertility and 4 rounds of IVF so these are absolutely my miracle babies and after all the loss I just can't believe this is happening.
The company did offer me severance that literally takes me right to my due date but now I will not qualify for any FMLA or disability since I'll essentially be unemployed. I am still trying to even find out if I qualify for unemployment but even that is not enough for my family to live on, as I made the majority of our income.
I'm at such a loss. I'm trying not to stress because these babies need me to be strong but its hard to not spiral expecting two new additions with no income and no idea how we'll pay our mortgage. Thankfully I have health insurance through my spouse so I don't have to worry about medical bills on top of everything but the roof over our heads is weighing on me. I also just feel like such a failure and not sure why when it rains it pours.
Any advice on navigating unemployment while pregnant is so appreciated. Any advice on job hunting when you may be having two babies within 30 days of potentially being hired, also so appreciated. I think at this point I can't even expect to hide anything - while yes given zoom interviews I can hide the belly, I can't hide that I have two doctors appointments a week being high-risk and that I could go into labor any time after the holidays. Honestly is it just in my best interest to wait until I have the babies and just hope I'm able to really hit the ground running 5 minutes after I'm discharged from the hospital?
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How much negotiation is reasonable?
At the beginning of the process, very rich company said their budget was 80-90k. I said that was below my desired salary but would be willing to learn more about the total compensation, etc. I was laid off a few months ago and making 115k - I was hoping to at least come close but this market is insane. It's the same job responsibilities but this new job's title is "lower" in the industry hierarchy.
Anyway - I was offered the job - yay! They offered 90k and I found out their benefits are not great. No 401k match, no bonus, couple weeks PTO.
I'm happy they offered me the top end of their budget. I need a job so I'll take it but... what can I work with here? I clearly can't come in saying I want 115k.
All insight appreciated. Thank you.
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HR is my manager.
I work for a small company and my reporting manager is HR. My manager is extremely unprofessional, dismissive and combative. Should I talk to the CEO or just start looking for a new job?
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I am turning a new leaf in life. For some backstory I've been at a job I hate for about a year now- it's my first 'big girl' job out of college- I broke up with the man I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with at the beginning of the year, and struggle with anxiety which was only exasperated by the previous mentioned. I've never been so low.
So at the beginning of February, I took a step back. From everything. From the grief of the break up, from the job search I started in March of last year, from worrying so much about my job and how terrible it makes me feel. Literally from everything. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I can breathe and refocus.
I'm jumping back into the job search next month because I know the misery from my current job will soon take over again, but as of right now, this is the most optimistic I have felt in months.
Now that I've gotten all of that venting out of the way, I'd love to hear how you all stay positive in tough times in the professional space? And how do you make sure it doesn't affect your work, interviews, etc? I consistently see others seeking advice on obtaining jobs and the current job market, but I'd like advice on maintaining a positive attitude when times get tough personally and professionally. Because I didn't fair well the first time around.
Hopefully, this all makes sense. All advice, words of encouragement, and everything in between are welcome.
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I resigned from a position back in September to assist family due to a death. I am back searching for my next employment opportunity. I have been offered a position at extremely lower rate and I am not sure it will be challenging enough for me. There is opportunity for advancement, no travel and offers a good work life balance.
The other position is pending approval from the board as it is a publicly held company. I feel the work is more in my wheelhouse and would offer my challenge to my brain. The problem is, I do not know when this position will or if it will come available. I have emailed a colleague at the company to see if she has any insight on next steps.
Both positions are in the revenue cycle arena.
What advice does anyone have to advice on whether to take the first job or what to see if the second job comes to attrition?
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