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I'm planning to have a baby and, as an accountant,
I'm planning to have a baby and, as an accountant, am accustomed to putting in Saturday hours (we all do during tax season). Once I start a family, though, I'd reeeally rather not work weekends... should I just suck it up and accept it as part of my career choice, or try to have a conversation with my boss? Any tips?
I would recommend you have a conversation with your boss to explain that your priorities are shifting as you are planning your family life and would like to consider not to have to work in the week-ends anymore. For me, my job is very important (I'm the bread winner) however my children and my husband are MY PRIORITY. They are my life and my job is a mean to live my life in an enjoyable way. I've always made my priorities very clear with my managers. I give myself 150% while at work, I don't take lunch breaks if I have to to make sure I complete my work on time. I will from time to time work at night to catch up if I had to leave early for family reasons. Children grow up too fast and I don't want to turn around one day and feel that I missed out on a lot of important times! Hope this helpful :-)6 COMMENTS > Fairygodboss Member
I have been working for three years in my current
I have been working for three years in my current role and this is my first job after completing my STEM PhD. I work at a Big Oil company, but was just offered a job by a major chemical company and another big oil company. The jobs are nearly identical to my current one, but they are paying about $30,000 to $35,000 more than I make now (20% more than I make). While I am likely to take one of the roles, I wonder, am I being underpaid or are these offers higher to try and recruit me away from my current role?
If you're being offered a job somewhere for that much more money, it's not charity! It's supply/demand -- it sounds like you are inclined to leave but I would think you are underpaid b/c the market rate is either higher than you thought when you accepted your job, or has grown.1 COMMENT > Fairygodboss Member
I am considering a move to a new company and their maternity policy states that employees receive 3 months fully paid. It does not specify a minimum length of time one must be employed with the company to receive this benefit. Am I then legally protected to receive this benefit if I end up becoming pregnant within the first year of employment? Or must I clarify now (before deciding to accept the job) that I will receive this benefit regardless of my length of employment? I am nervous to be unhappily surprised down the road but also skeptical about bringing up this clarifying question now considering I am not currently pregnant. Would very much appreciate thoughts/help on this topic!
Being pregnant before being eligible for maternity leave, how will that work? I’m concerned about what will happen once I disclose this information to my boss. This is my first time being pregnant before reaching 1 year at any employer I’ve worked at. Advice is much appreciated!!
When you post information like this https://fairygodboss.com/maternity-leave-resource-center? Are the weeks applicable to the USA only, or global minima ?
Are there any accountants on here who work 100% remote from home? I'm a CPA with 8+ years of experience split between public accounting and private industry. I recently had my first baby and would love to transition into a new position where I can work 100% remote from my home office. This is not an option at my current employer. I've been scouring the interwebs for months now with no luck - but I know that many employers won't list a position as remote even though it would be an option for the right candidate. Anyone have a gig like this? Help a mama out!
I'm pregnant and due in February 2018. Unfortunately, my company is going to be acquired by another company and there are rumors of layoffs. As long as I'm on FMLA and there are no mass lay-offs, I should be fine. However, if there is a mass lay-off, I will loose my insurance at a time I need it the most. My upper management is unable to answer any questions and is not responsive to this concern at all. Any positive experiences with COBRA? I thought I would have a stress-free maternity leave but now I will need to look for a job. I was wondering anyone out here has interviewed while over 7 months pregnant? Do you face any bias? Are they open to taking maternity leave during the first 3 months on the job? I just need the insurance and its bad how its so strongly tied to the place of employment.
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