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

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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

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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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