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I got a dream job offer but get to know I am pregnant

Post by sohappysg » Wed, 25 Aug 2021 4:44 pm

Hi
Currently I am on EP with employer A for past 4.5 years. Planned to change jobs, got an offer for a dream job, there is also 30% salary increase. But in the same time I got to knoe that I am pregnant.(1 month).

Before the new EP gets approved and before 1 month of notice period, I may be 3/4 month pregnant. Now I am bit hesitatant, but on the other side its really a dream job with good salary increase.

How does it look in Singapore when the new hire foreigner get job and turns out is pregnant? Is it badly look upon? I think I am going to say to new employer first to be upfront and say what it's the situation though before proceeding with EP.

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Re: I got a dream job offer but get to know I am pregnant

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 26 Aug 2021 8:06 pm

What’s wrong with being pregnant? No one here will look down on you, don’t worry about that. Congratulations!

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Re: I got a dream job offer but get to know I am pregnant

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Aug 2021 10:46 pm

No but a lot of local employers get ticked off if not informed before starting work or signing contract to the length of maternity leave they will get stuck for without any investment by the new employee. Sorry Lisa, but having been in HR for 25 years, local employers DO get antsy and feel done by. Sohapopysg is doing the right thing, but I hope she has an employer who will value what she can potentially contribute.
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Re: I got a dream job offer but get to know I am pregnant

Post by wongseowhui » Wed, 09 Mar 2022 9:45 pm

May I check your status? Was you offered a job when they got to know you are pregnant.

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Re: I got a dream job offer but get to know I am pregnant

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 10 Mar 2022 12:15 am

wongseowhui wrote:
Wed, 09 Mar 2022 9:45 pm
May I check your status? Was you offered a job when they got to know you are pregnant.
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Re: I got a dream job offer but get to know I am pregnant

Post by sohappysg » Wed, 16 Mar 2022 8:13 pm

wongseowhui wrote:
Wed, 09 Mar 2022 9:45 pm
May I check your status? Was you offered a job when they got to know you are pregnant.
Once I said about the situation, I was told 2 days later they will go with local candidate. So not too sure if that was influenced by what I told or they really prefer this local candidate 😉

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Re: I got a dream job offer but get to know I am pregnant

Post by AmandaCollins » Thu, 17 Mar 2022 9:56 am

sohappysg wrote:
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 4:44 pm
Hi
Currently I am on EP with employer A for past 4.5 years. Planned to change jobs, got an offer for a dream job, there is also 30% salary increase. But in the same time I got to knoe that I am pregnant.(1 month).

Before the new EP gets approved and before 1 month of notice period, I may be 3/4 month pregnant. Now I am bit hesitatant, but on the other side its really a dream job with good salary increase.

How does it look in Singapore when the new hire foreigner get job and turns out is pregnant? Is it badly look upon? I think I am going to say to new employer first to be upfront and say what it's the situation though before proceeding with EP.
Congratulations on being pregnant! I would say it depends on the Employer. Some employers are okay with it. Some employers are not okay, especially with the 12/16 weeks of maternity leave when you are a new hire.

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