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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?

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    Get a government job. It's only 40 hrs a d depending on position very flexible for working moms. I'm a CPA and been with the government for 10 years.

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    You should talk to him.

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    I have 25+yrs in public in different roles, mainly tax. I had to speak up about my needs when my children were born and still need to do so to maintain work life balance. If you have a good team and manager, you may be surprised that they are willing to engage and share the load. Many are simply plowing through even though they share your reality. This may be a breakthrough opp. I will say, when I spoke up with my Manager's support, the old boys club asked me to prove myself, i.e. be accountable. Once you are forthright about your checkin and progress to your direct managers this will not a big issue.

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