I’m an ongoing close to full time consultant with one organization and during a conversation on my most current work with the company (all very positive feedback) and my future projection, my boss/founder of the company said to me ‘we have no idea how you will feel after the birth, a million things could happen to you, your health, your baby, your relationship etc. so how can we really commit to you’? It’s so frustrating. I feel like my decision to have a family is fully and directly impacting my career and I can’t do anything about it. It seems very unfair. I mean isn’t that the case for anyone at any point In their lives pregnant or not??? What do you guys think? Is he just being realistic or is this fucked up?

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It is 100% FUCKED UP. I will bet my paycheck that no one ever said that to a man whose wife/partner was expecting or a gay man about to adopt.

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What he said is actually illegal. You should report him or at the very least call him out in it.

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It is so gross and misogynistic how people think that being pregnant renders a woman incapable of making decisions. It's a baby, not a lobotomy.

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☝️ "It's a baby, not a lobotomy ." 👏👏👏👏👏Genius. I'm stealing that line!

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I hear you. And for the record, I became a better employee after my son was born. More focused, sharper, less slacking off. Fuck that guy.

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What specific law applies here? Not being sassy just curious

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Seriously. And all the while I feel so fucking powerless. It fucking sucks being a woman in this industry sometimes.

So fucked up!!!

100% fucked up. Raise your rates--blame it on anticipating uncertainty.

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