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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

So I told my old job about the new job and the pg on Monday. My bosses first reaction was "Am I the last to know your PG????" Really? as if we are friends? Then she asked why I didn't ask her for more hours. She made like I could have. I told her if she could could get more hours than yes I could stay but if not I would probably put in my 2 weeks. She was more worried about me putting in my 2 weeks and interfering with her vacation at the end of the month than anything else. I have a feeling if she was able to get me 25-30 hours it would be over 6 days a week. Since she doesn't believe in giving lunches just short shifts. When her son, the manager came in and heard he got angry about it. Acted weird toward me, didn't mention the pg.

So I started the new job and I like it, it's fast pasted. It's different cuz theres like 6 different departments, so when I answer the phone I never know idea what is in stock. They also put me in house plants and the register so far I am staying inside mostly. Get an hour lunch. 9 hours shifts. 4 days a week. There was some mention of spaying plants when ppl weren't around unless a pg woman walks in. Ok so point is I think I need to tell the manager today ALREADY about the pg before I get too deep in and waste their time. I know they can't push me away legally. But also I donno if they can cater to me too much either if I can't lift 50 lb bags or dog food or be around pesticides. I need to know if I can cut ties to the other job soon or not. I really wanted to prove myself first but not sure that's a good idea if this doesn't work and I need to keep looking while not showing. Sooooo great!

Eating still sucks, still hovering at 2200-2300 calories a day. Made it to water aerobics yesterday.

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  • JIBBIE49

    Glad you found another job. My son was working at McDonald's and that store had 700 applications on file. He missed work because he read his schedule wrong and got fired. Then he looked for another job for six months. Now he works in a warehouse at a carpet store. He didn't want to go to college when he finished high school, and now he will be 25 next month and he told me "Well, I should have listened to you and went to college and got a real job skill." I told him there was till time.
    1460 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/21/2014 12:00:03 PM
    At my son's former job they likes to work them 6 days a week to get in 30 hours and that really sucks. Hardly anyone wants to do that.

    I would tell the manager at the new job that are pregnant as you should not be around insecticides and pesticides. Maybe they won't be too upset and can make some modifications.
    1471 days ago
    My boss took it really well and said she was pregnant with 2 kids at that job. My old boss took it pretty well too. Tried talking me out of it again but didn't put up too much of a fuss.
    1472 days ago
  • THESB25
    I agree with Phebess - the old job's people are weird...and sound selfish. I will be thinking of you while you tell your new job about being pg. Hopefully making accomodations won't be an issue especially because you're a hard worker.
    1472 days ago
    Check your states labor laws, also federal labor laws trump state law so go on each web site and check them out.
    1472 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    You can't be the first pg woman they've employed. I'm sure they've had to make accommodations in the past and legally they are obligated to do the same for you. Definitely tell them!
    1472 days ago
    DEFINITELY tell the new job that your pg - it will impact what you can and can't do, including the pesticide stuff. That's MAJOR.

    And the old job? People are weird. That boss is weird. Not much else you can do about it.
    1472 days ago
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