Work Confessions

  • I am concerned that my husband taking a one year medical fellowship in a different in a few years will make my leadership think I'm less committed to staying long term.

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  • I had a contract recruiting position but when they found I was pregnant they let me go. Since I was a contractor there is nothing i can do and dont have any rights. Now I am looking for work but question who will really hire a pregnant women?

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  • I literally hate my job so much that I cry at night thinking about having to go back, but they pay for IVF treatments that I need to try to get our family started. But then I worry--what if this works and I have to stay here another year so that I don't get fired from a different job (because no job for a woman is protected until after a year of working there)? I feel completely trapped and worried that the stress of everything is going to push me overboard.

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  • At my last management position, I was told I was being transferred 75 miles away because they wanted someone else in the position who "had better relationships with people ".My replacement was a young,thin blonde cheerleader/runner type who kissed up to all the old men who were higher ups. If I tried my hardest I might someday lose 50 pounds but I can't diminish my IQ or integrity enough to compete in that world.In my early 60s I am making the same $ as I did 15 years ago pre-masters degree.

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  • I have always been paid more than my peers because I have negotiated competatively. They had more experience and knowledge than I did they were being either nice or desparate in their choice of getting a job. I always get the recuiter to name your salary and bid up or to name a wage higher than posted. Play up your qualifications and negotiate the wage on when they are serious.

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