Having a hard time at work, As the primary caregiver of my mom with Alzheimer’s and currently found out I was pregnant, I am new to my job 6 months in (I’m 30 yo married woman started accounting later In Life)

My managers have brought to my attention I need to increase my billable or they’re planning on cutting me soon as they’ve done with various others recently.

I started bleeding at 6 wks from stress and I’m wondering if I should have a conversation with management or start a job search

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Do whatever you think will reduce your stress level! Maybe have an honest conversation with your managers/team if they’re more likely to help you. But if they’re not likely to help (due to budget or whatever the reason is), I’d say searching another job is probably the best option!


I'm really sorry to hear about the challenges you're facing, both at work and in your personal life. Having a conversation with management about your situation might be a good idea especially if you feel comfortable doing so. They may not be fully aware of everything you're going through, and expressing your concerns could potentially lead to some understanding and accommodations.


It is time for a formal reduced schedule. What you are dealing with is a perfect example if when a reduced schedule is needed.

Can you get a note from your doctor for a reduced schedule? If so, I’d go right to HR with your doctors note and get on a formal reduced schedule.

Unfortunately the demands in accounting are above what a normal person with a life can handle. It’s not you, the industry generally expects you to have zero outside obligations. I was well into my career when I had a kid and I had a breakdown after a year and had to take a medical leave. It was too hard to try and meet the job requirements- I was sleeping only 4-5 hours a night and couldn’t even shower. Try to make a formal reduced schedule request but recognize that you may need to pivot careers or find an industry role somewhere with good WLB.

I would bring it up. If you were my associate and came to me with what’s going on I would try everything in my power to help you. I’d give them the chance. If they don’t step up then look elsewhere

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