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Been tipped off that I am likely be laid off during my just-started maternity leave. I made sure I qualified for FMLA protection before taking leave so feeling pretty surprised, although I know there … more

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Anyone concerned that the increase in min wage will trickle down to childcare? And how would the private sector respond?

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Help!
I’m pregnant and starting a new job. At what point should I tell them? Don’t want to burn any bridges but I do need the job. (I’m in the US)

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With the rise of influencer marketing, do you find yourself more likely to trust a product if it's recommended by someone you follow online? Why or why not?

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I work for a small creative agency (sub 50 people so FMLA laws don’t apply) and recently learned they offer 2 weeks paid maternity leave and don’t offer short term disability. 🤯

I’m expecting my first baby and n… more

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How to deal with a new boss who loves mansplaining?

He manages all female direct reports, and has a technical background, but we are a business team that doesn’t manage technical details.

This boss tends to manter… more

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Multiple teams have started to schedule early morning client calls (7am, 8am). While my spouse is very supportive, his in person job starts at 7. I do morning drop off which starts at 8. I’m getting f… more

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What was the push that made you take the leap to start trying for a baby?

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I’m going on maternity leave but some things happening at my work are making me believe I might be let go when I come back. Anyone knows a good lawyer that could help me?

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Any other California moms who have started their short term disability leave 4 weeks before their due date? I am going off the California SDI webpage saying we are entitled to 4 weeks before birth and… more

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I’m 5 months and my manager is putting me on a PIP. I’m worried because I go on maternity leave mid April I’m also worried about getting fired before then. I feel like this is literally the worst time… more

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Work is burning me out. My baby is not sleeping. The baby only wants me. I haven’t slept longer than 3 hours in months. I am so tired. Have to work during vacation in a couple weeks because that’s our… more

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3 months pregnant and was laid off. I’ve been interviewing and believe I’m going to get an offer. Advice on when to reveal I’m pregnant and how to negotiate parental leave? I know many companies state… more

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Anyone else find it incredibly frustrating when interviewers factor in your side hustles/hobbies outside of work? (Maybe just a creative job problem) I’m a mom, my kid is my side hustle! 😂

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Has anyone found successful part time work outside of an agency?

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Found out I’m pregnant and I’m terrified to tell anyone at work since I just got hired as a junior copywriter. Any advice on how to break the news to my team? I am afraid they’ll judge me since I’m st… more

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Was anyone overpaid during maternity leave? How did deductions/repayment to your agency work? HR is being very vague and I have been waiting 3 weeks to hear back from benefits 🫠

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Hi moms! Question, is there a certain amount of time I would have to be at a company before going on maternity leave? I’m looking to change jobs, but my expected due date is early June 2024, and idk i… more

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Do you like the name Elina or Elena more? Also, quick poll, how would you pronounce Elena?

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Tough times for a lot of people. I hope Halloween provided some levity and fun for you and your families. 🧡🖤

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Venting into the void. I’m 22 weeks pregnant, have a wild 4yo, on what feels like 38476252 pitches and burnt the hell out. I literally don’t know how to make anyone understand that I’m at/beyond capac… more

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Hi ladies,

Having severe morning sickness about 8 weeks pregnant any tips on how to tackle this 😭. First time pregnancy, haven’t been to the OBGYN yet, as I’m out of the country but have an app scheduled for next… more

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Hi full time working moms, ISO advice. For those of you who commute about 1hr each way, how do you manage childcare hrs to accommodate your working hrs? Do you leave early to pick up your kids? How does your mgmt… more

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Hello! Not a mother yet, but I want to be one. My main concern is that I care a lot about my career and I work really hard. I love my job. What will happen when I go on maternity leave? will my creati… more

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Hi! FTM here … I’ve always been extremely career driven and spent most of my days (and nights) working. I’ve always felt I have so much to offer the industry and I’ve always worked a lot because I tru… more

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Any other moms burnt out from having to look presentable for work? Especially now with many of us RTO? Since the pandemic I have loved being able to not think twice about what I am wearing most days a… more

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Coming off of maternity leave and feeling heartbroken about leaving my baby in the care of others. Would love to hear anecdotes about how people made care for a ~6 mo old work logistically/financially… more

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Has anyone stayed at the Knickerbocker in NYC and can give me an honest 👍🏻 or 👎🏻. I’d be travelling with husband and kid (who has a taste for the finer things in life 🫠) It’s also her first time … more

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Anyone else put up some hard boundaries at work and get up level pushback? Like I have a hard stop at 5:30-8:30 to take care of my toddler and if they need me to work weekends I need to know by Thursd… more

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I have an opportunity to go to a commercial shoot at the beginning of October. My baby will be 10 months and I've been exclusively breastfeeding. My stash is non-existent at this point and I don&#… more

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I work brand side and love my life, WLB and my simple CD role. I used to be driven, chasing titles, top agencies, awards, but now I couldn’t give less fucks of doing groundbreaking work (I have a 3 yo… more

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My kid just started 1st grade. He got a 96th percentile reading at end of kindergarten on the MAP standardized test and had “secure” scores (highest possible) on all the report card categories at end … more

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Have a what do I do scenario. I am over at publicis as a remote employee and just found out that they are starting to push people to hybrid. The only problem is that I live in Raleigh where there are … more

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I’m repeatedly overlooked for a manager role. I have taken training to prepare, repeatedly requested to have a management opportunity as part of my yearly goals over the last couple years. When I ask … more

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I’m 14 weeks pregnant and have had a couple genetic tests already (potentially) indicating serious issues, despite not enough fetal DNA being gathered (another Natera draw was done today). It goes wit… more

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My agency is heading towards a round of layoffs due to a client leaving and I just found out I’m pregnant. I’ve miscarried in the past, so I was going to wait longer to disclose, but the layoff talk i… more

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Looking for advice. Started as an AAE last year at tech Saas advertising agency. Currently on mat leave returning after labor day. I was given a verbal ok to work remotely when i return but now they w… more

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I’m pregnant (11wk) and I haven’t disclosed that I am at work. I have a maternity leave policy for 6 months. However, I worry about getting fired during leave as that seems like a lot of time to have passed. Like… more

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Any single moms out there getting burned out by agency life? Ever consider a career switch?

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My child’s annual preschool tuition costs more than my 4 year undergrad degree 🤦🏻‍♀️

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