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November 7th, 2012, 07:39 AM
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I really dislike my job. My boss is horrible and the place is just unhappy. How bad of an idea would it be for me to look for a new one right now? What do you think? Has anyone changed jobs while pregnant?
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November 7th, 2012, 11:43 AM
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I got hired while pregnant. I'll tell you the truth, once you are showing, it will become harder to get a new job, so start looking right now. When I told me employer I was pregnant, everyone was happy for me, so don't stress that. I was on the 3/4 month spot when I got hired. Happy job hunting!
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November 7th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Well i agree... i would start now, or just stay put for the time being. It can be hard to start a new job and i wouldn't want that stress on you during this hard time anyway. but then again, being so unhappy is hard as well... i hope you can find a way to make it work.
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November 7th, 2012, 11:55 AM
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What type of work do you do? Is it an industry that is more progressive? There are a lot of considerations, like if you change jobs now you will not be protected by FMLA, what will it do for any paid time off when baby arrives, are you on your insurance or dh/SO?

Lots to consider and think about.
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November 7th, 2012, 12:04 PM
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I do medical Billing/coding. I have my own insurance. Is pregnancy considered a pre-existing condition if i were to switch?
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November 7th, 2012, 01:40 PM
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I do medical Billing/coding. I have my own insurance. Is pregnancy considered a pre-existing condition if i were to switch?
I too am a medical biller/coder
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November 7th, 2012, 01:43 PM
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No, Clinton signed a law that pregnancy is not a pre existing condition.
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November 7th, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Pregnancy can be considered a ore existing condition if you have a gap in your insurance or if you are switching from individual to individual I believe. If it's a group policy, it shouldn't be a big deal. You current insurance covers maternity, right?
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November 11th, 2012, 02:48 PM
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It is not a pre-existing condition, but you will have new deductables to meet (which you will have in Jan. most likely if you are calendar year ins.)

The biggest factor for me would be leave. If you change jobs now, you are not protected by FMLA when you go out to have this one. I would also look at how much banked sick/vacation/PTO you will be giving up because you will have very little by June on a new job.
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November 11th, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Thanks. I've been where I'm at now for only six months, so i don't have a lot of leave built up anyway.And i think they will pay out at least my regular annual leave. I do have insurance where i am, and if the place i interview offers insurance it will probably also be blue cross. Seems most places have them or don't offer insurance. I'm going to see what happens at the interview tomorrow and if that doesn't work out i will just stick it out. I just hate going into that place so bad. Just not a good fit for me.
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November 11th, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Girl, I have no clue!! I hope you find peace in your choice. My biggest thing is, I just started my job Oct 5th and found out I was pregnant November 1st. I still have not told my boss, I'm pretty worried
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November 11th, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Yeah, I'm worried about my current supervisor finding out, too. I wouldn't be surprised if he yells at me for messing up his fiscal year numbers because I won't be there to bring in money. Really. He got upset with a new girl because she got married and didn't tell him.
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