An Oklahoma official recently questioned a board’s choice to hire a pregnant woman. The poor woman in question, due in April, left the room in tears. Outraged, people are calling for his resignation. I hope he does resign; his words were certainly misogynistic.
Unfortunately, it’s just a very publicized example of why it’s so difficult for a visibly pregnant woman to get hired in an economy filled with job-seekers. It’s the biggest reason why I haven’t even bothered to seek work after losing my job when I was around 14 weeks. Have you had any success stories about being hired while pregnant? Have you faced any discrimination in the workplace?
Now that I’m jobless and going to be home every day, there are a few things that I want to vow to keep doing. I don’t want to be one of those people who lose their sense of purpose and stops taking care of simple hygiene.
Shower after having my first meal (always have to eat as soon as I wake up to keep morning sickness at bay).
Wear regular clothes, not resort to lounge pants and hoodies on a daily basis.
Put my makeup on.
Make the bed. This is something that I didn’t do on a daily basis when I had to get to work, so I want to start!
Open the blinds to let natural light in.
Some things that I’m relieved to finally have some time to get done:
File papers that have been stacking up since we lived in our temporary suite.
Organize my clothes by packing away some things that will no longer fit until after the baby.
Watch some of the movies I put on our instant Netflix queue!
Organize my email inbox that has almost 250 messages.
Find a shirt that I’ve been searching for but unable to find…it’s probably in one of the unpacked bins.
Start working on our baby registry – looking forward to that!
Clean the tub…once I have the energy for it.
Read some books that I purchased this summer but haven’t gotten to.