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outoftheblue
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Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:47 pm 
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hi there,
this is my first baby and ive just got a new job as a catering assistant.. i have told them i will be available til the end of july and im due in aug 21st.

have just gotr a bit worried about if i will be ok in the weeks 30-37 !! has anyone else had this sortof job or any job that is lots of standing and walking til late in pregnancy.... was it ok? im very active usually ( iwas a dancer and dance teacher before but stopped at four months.

i was feeling ok untill a couple of people commented being concerned. are they just being over protective??

wuld appreciate any advice!!

thanks and hope all your pregnancies are going well...
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Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:35 pm 
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according to the jobcentre you are able to work right up until 11 weeks before your due date and they donīt really accept pregnancy as an excuse for not looking.

i lost my last FT job just before christmas (normal as i work in the travel industry and jobs are temporary). They tried to send me for a job as a waitress in a busy airport (not even close to what I usually do but for them it counted as it was in the airport).

I am big already at 15/16 weeks and thereīs no way I could stay on my feet all day
PLUS in reality - who is going to take on a woman who will need to leave work in 10-15 weeks ??
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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:37 am 
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its a nightmare eh? i was quite lucky to get this one as they said it would give them a few months to look for someone permanent... we got on well at the interview and it seems a really nice place to work, i just hope i can do the job when im looking like a beached whale (and prob feeling like one!)

i hope you find something suitable, i did sign on for the last two weeks but not entitled to anything as my partner earns too much... i prob could have not worked but i would get really bored and also i wanted some financial independence.

the job centre are a nightmare as they dont see you as a person just a machine and if you are pregnant you need to find something that suits you as stress is bad for the baby!

thanks for the reply..
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