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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 :-)

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  • 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.

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