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Pending Promotion in new state

I am officially going to be offered a promotion with my company, but the position will be in another state and i just found out i'm pregnant. should i take the job, even though we will most likely move back after we have the baby? should i turn down the promotion to stay close to family during the pregnancy?

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    My cousin moved a few times for new advancements and had to travel all through Europe, the US, and South America. I would definitely negotiate and ask them to temporarily get a fill in if the position has to be taken now, they you will resume when you have recovered a few weeks after birth. I filled in for one company for a position I hated and did not excel in until they could find someone else. I already knew the store, so less training was a decent trade off for them, and I got more pay & hours.

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    That's a tricky situation, and ultimately you'll have to decide what you're most comfortable with. You probably haven't yet disclosed to your employer that you're pregnant, but if you have, it may be worth talking to them about it to see whether it's at all possible to take the promotion and stay where you are now and work remotely. If you haven't yet told your colleagues you're pregnant, which would be completely understandable, then spend some time weighing the pros and cons. Perhaps it's possible to tell your company that you're very excited about the opportunity, and want to seize it, but it's unlikely you'll be able to move because of family commitments. If you make it clear that you're up for new challenges and want to take them on without moving, if possible, you may find there are new opportunities in your current location.

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