Months To Find A Job Amp Now I M Starting To Show

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fed up - November 11

Three months ago, I moved to where I now live. Been looking for a job for the whole time! Applied for all different kinds of jobs: blue collar, white collar; waitressing, cashiering, office work; full-time, part-time, seasonal, permanent, etc. Most of these positions I haven't mentioned I'm pregnant. Only at the suggestion of a friend --because maybe prospective employers think that women who have a child will work their butts off to take care of the child-- did I do that at the last two interviews, and soon I won't have any other choice because they'll take one look at my belly & know... now I'm starting to show. When I go for interviews to be, say, a receptionist (which I have lots of experience doing), I notice that the current receptionist is thin & pretty. And here I am, popping out of my interview attire, almost into my fifth month now. My bf absolutely does not make enough to support himself, me & a baby. And he may have to serve some time for something he did long ago before baby comes, unless he can convince them to let him pay a fine or take probation. I'm already on Medicaid, WIC, & maybe food stamps soon. But it's not enough. Does anyone have any ideas what I could do... and fast? Thanks for reading this long rant, & thanks in advance for any advice.

 

B - November 11

I am sorry to hear about your situation. I am glad you are trying hard to find something. I know its a difficult time in the world to not have a job. I know you mentioned seasonal but places are really pushing right now for seasonal work and they should hire you regardless of your belly because they will a__sume it is temporary. Have you tried any of the temporary placement services? Your last effort could be fast food. You could post your resume on Monterjobs.com. Good luck

 

fed up - November 11

Oh, I should mention that seasonal positions will not hire me for this particular season because two months ago, my parents kindly got me a plane ticket to have Thanksgiving with them (I haven't seen them in ages). I signed up with a temp agency that did squat for me, & yes... I've been thinking of resorting to fast food. Thanks so much for your suggestions, B.

 

Crystal - November 11

I too just moved two months ago & am 26 weeks now trying to find work ~ well, I showed way early and like you said trying to find a job obviously pregnant just isn't happening. I have resorted to doing temp work through a couple of agencies. You might try that, it can be lower pay than you might normally get as a secretary or receptionist, but some is definately better than none! Good luck with your job hunt.

 

Crystal - November 11

So I obviously didn't read all the replies ~ try several agencies and I've found working with several I normally have regular work...only a week off every now and then (which I actually like).

 

Maggie - November 11

I was in the same predicament as you, and I found a job, but I made a deal with them first. I told them I was 20 weeks pregnant, but I had no problem working until is was time to deliver the baby. I also told them I would not seek maternity pay, which I know sounds risky, but I figured better to get the job and save from my check each week to cover my 6 weeks of leave. I also had to get medicaid and food stamps while out of work. If thats what you need to do, do it. The food stamps were a God-send when we went done to one income.Good Luck in your search, and keep us updated.

 

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