Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Employment
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 16.08.2015, 11:28
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Geneva
Posts: 1,074
Groaned at 15 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 1,270 Times in 557 Posts
neddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputation
Re: Pregnant during first 3 months probation

Again generalisations.
I had no issues where I worked & was treated well by everyone. I announced it at 3 months & came up with a reduced working hours plan using my holiday leave time up till popping time. Sproglet had problems at birth so in the end I left my job but didn't get any hassle. If a workplace is well organised, no one is indispensable. I imagine it's harder actually to go back to work, physically & mentally but we all make our choices in life.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 16.08.2015, 13:43
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Zug
Posts: 2
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Wilbs has no particular reputation at present
Re: Pregnant during first 3 months probation

Thank you for all the advice and congratulatory wishes. It's been helpful to see all the different points of view.

There have been mixed opinions but the general consensus is that I can lose my job for being pregnant during the 3 months probation.

After discussing with my OH, we're going to wait until the 12 weeks before we actually tell anyone! Close family included. As mentioned by some, the first trimester can be uncertain, particularly with PCOs and Endometriosis the risk of something bad happening is higher than usual. I don't want the added stress knowing that my parents, as well as, others may be worrying for me. I feel it would be better mentally to carry on as normal.

After the 12 weeks, I should have another 2-3 weeks before my probation ends, during which we will still try to keep it quiet. I can only hope that my employer is not too angry.

Financially, I need to work until the end so we can afford all the extra things. And I feel I will be more than capable to keep performing well and contributing in my role for the next 7 months!

If my employer did decide to let me go now, I would be losing out on 7 months of earning and now that I know I am pregnant, I definitely would not go searching for a new job! Telling them at the end of October gives 4-5 months for my employer to find cover, which I feel is enough time.

If after I have given the news and they react badly, treating me cruelly, then I will likely leave. Yes a new cot, pram and clothes would be fantastic, but, what use is that if I have to face a horrible environment, further risking problems. Happiness and health come first. Our top priority is to bring a happy, healthy baby into this world.


In answer to some questions:
I was not asked during my interview whether I was planning to start a family.

I have no idea whether I will go back to work! Maybe we'll win the Euromillions by April... Maybe my OH will suddenly get a pay rise! Or maybe we'll learn how to spend less and make do with one salary! We'll just have to see how it goes.


Thanks again everyone!
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Wilbs for this useful post:
This user groans at Wilbs for this post:
Reply

Tags
pregnancy ch probation




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6 months probation period Country_Mouse Employment 3 04.06.2013 17:37
Can I use collagues smoking as a reason for leaving immediately during probation? awj Employment 5 23.04.2012 12:52
Doctor appointment during work hours when pregnant MissMac Employment 9 20.06.2011 22:28
Pregnant with first baby FirstMom Family matters/health 35 29.07.2010 16:35
Entitlement to accrued vacation during probation period james_w Employment 1 13.01.2010 20:27


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0