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I am in the final negotiations with KPMG and GT for positions which should be promotions and big salary increases. (SM to Director) Problem is... I found out this morning I’m pregnant. (Continued)

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I don’t want to be a downer but lots of things can happen early in a pregnancy. You don’t need to disclose it now. Finish your negotiations and pick the position and firm you like best. Tell them you are pregnant when the time is right (usually at 12-14 weeks). You may not get a long paid maternity leave though.

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Pick the one with better maternity benefits

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As a guy (if that matters), I think most people would be incredibly PO’d if anybody got even the slighted stir about being pregnant. Ironically, birth is also how we inevitably got here ourselves. I wouldn’t sweat it. Nobody should apply any sort of an opinion to that. Hold it off to after starting and think nothing of it is my opinion.

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Any chance you could use the offer to improve your position at your current firm? That way you still get your benefits assuming that is better if you stay.

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SM1, so true. This is my first pregnancy, but I’m 34 so... yea, I know. TM1 - Sadly no. I work in a niche of taxation, and my practice does not appear to be a going concern. The partners seem disinterested, our utilization is terrible, and I don’t think we are far from layoffs. The writing is very much on the wall. 😞 PwC1 - it totally matters! Thank you. Definitely care what the fellas think and how it looks... don’t want things to look like I was being shady cause that sure isn’t true... very glad you wouldn’t give it much thought. 👍

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You wouldn’t qualify for FMLA (the part that protects your job while you’re on leave for 12 Weeks) but at GT, I am pretty sure you’d still be elegible for the maternity leave policy

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First of all, congrats, that’s so exciting!! Second, I wouldn’t disclose that yet, just make your decision based on the quality of life you’d expect to get at each firm as well as benefits.

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Well, you wont get your mat leave..,are you ok with that?

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@PwC 1 - Yeah, they act all angry if anyone talks opening against maternity leaves, but the discrimination that matters happens behind closed doors in the career meetings.

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At my office we hired someone who was already in her second trimester and very obviously pregnant and she still received maternity leave. Not sure if that was negotiated up front or a given though.

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It’s a happy accident... but a surprise nonetheless. I know they can’t technically discriminate... but anyone have any experience here?

Note... I only intend to take one. I phrased that funny... lol

What was said above about GT should be true at KPMG too, most likely. Your short term disability benefits or whatever other parental leave usually doesn’t have a term of service requirement, but technically you wouldn’t be protected by fmla

PWC 2- I am a male I don’t know about others but my experience is different at PWC. There is no discrimination. I know those who got promotions to partner/ directors in the year they took maternity leaves. I myself have been part of crt’s and have not seen anyone discriminated due to maternity situation. Actually my experience is people get soft hearted and provide full support to “To Be Moms”. I had few on my teams over last few years and I have always made sure they were given flexibility to work and it does not go against their performance. So, I would not agree with behind the door statement.

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