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- Fashionista looks at how some luxury brands are using RFID technology to guard against counterfeiting.
- Racked rounds up five of the best beauty podcasts and shares the Loft love.
- Above the Law explains why it’s getting rid of comments on posts, while The Guardian shares the results of its examination of comments on the site, including the disproportionate amount of negative comments on women’s articles.
- Career Contessa highlights five times women rocked the debate over equal pay.
- The Muse offers networking advice for people who live in small towns.
- Harvard Business Review has stats and advice on difficult work conversations.
- Lifehacker looks at the components of a good apology.
- For your Laugh of the Week, The Toast gives advice on making friends.
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- Kat shared some clothes for working moms, including some maternity basics and washable office clothes.
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Anyone doing the whole life challenge this time?
I’d love to get people’s opinion on looking for a job while TTC. My husband and I have been trying for a few months, but I’m really not 100% on my current job. At first I thought I would want to stay simply because it’s very flexible, and not a lot of hours. Unfortunately, while it’s comfortable and fairly well paying, it is a dead-end. And now I’m realizing TTC might not happen immediately, and I don’t want to put my career on hold during the process. But job-hunting could take ages, too, in order to find the right role at a salary that would work. I’ve started applying to a few positions but I start worrying what would happen if I got a new role while in the very early days of pregnancy, and if I would be able to get maternity leave. Anyone been in this situation? TIA!
What most people I know have done is disclose after the offer but before accepting and negotiate maternity leave upfront. It’s awkward if you’re disclosing way before you normally would but probably worth it for the piece of mind.
It depends. I know several people who changed jobs while pregnant. All got time off for maternity leave, but amount of time off and pay while on leave varied. Could you re-work the budget and start saving money for the possibility of an unpaid leave? I don’t know if portable, individual short term disability policies exist, but that might be worth exploring.
Check the requirements under FMLA. You may need to be at a job for a year in order to be entitled to 12 weeks of maternity leave. Something to consider.
ATL is getting rid of comments? That’s astounding to me. Maybe it’s safe to go back there.