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So just got told I have two months to find a new job and I’m 4 months pregnant. Has anyone done that before? Need to keep the faith

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OP - you can do it, but it is good to have a contingency plan just in case. I interviewed at 5 months pregnant and started the new job at almost 6 months. At that point I dressed in loose clothing, and definitely tried to hide the middle. I chose to sign up for contract work, and I told them I have a commitment (another project) starting on a certain date when I will not be available. This seemed fair, and I wanted to keep the door open to come back after my “project” wraps up. I stayed in touch and three months after the baby was born I came back to join full time. I have also started a WFH job several years prior when I was 8 months pregnant. So, yes, it can happen! Congratulations on expecting and hope everything works out well!

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Focus on faith and have clear pictures of a new job with all the aspects that would really make you happy. Really conjure up how it would physically make you feel in this new position. Do the searching and the reachouts along with the details above. Good luck!

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Did they know you were pregnant when they told you that?

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Yes

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If it is a reduction in force and a group of employees are let go, it is often hard to prove any potential relationship to pregnancy. For instance the company may be loosing a large account and has to let many of the people go.

Yep, sure.

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