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I know we have had discussions on when to tell your work, but I thought a clicky poll might be in order. Soooo......
I wasn't going to tell my boss until I was in the second trimester, but ended up having to yesterday after an emergency visit to the doctor, and had to be out unexpected.
He's already asking me what my plans are when the baby came. I told him the only thing I'm thinking about is getting through the next few months.
With my last PG before I became a SAHM, I had to tell my boss as soon as I found out, since I had a job where I would be driving on a very busy airfield, next to very loud aircraft and a possibility of hazards from aircraft. It made it much easier with them knowing so I wouldn't feel so useless and guilty for not being able to help outside.
Southernpeach80:I'm voting SS. I told my boss at around 9 weeks so she would know why I needed off for doctor appts but I also told her I wasn't ready for anyone else to know and she was cool with that. Edited: autocorrect
Same with me....plan on telling "the big boss", other co-workers and HR dept after next week's appt if all is well!
I work in a very small office - there's 6 of us. They know I haven't been well for a couple weeks and I'm trying to play it off as a stomach thing, but I'm pretty sure some of them suspect that I am preggers already. We are telling my parents this weekend (FINALLY) and I'll probably crack and tell the office (or at least my boss) next week. This M/S is really killing me and I am not the person who can keep secrets well.
I only work with two other people. I found out I was PG on a Friday, on Monday morning I walked into work and my co-worker said "I think I'm pregnant" and I said "me too!" LOL.. she was joking, I was not! I still would have probably told them both sometime that week, we are very close and really don't "hide" much from eachother!
Provided all goes well with the CVS next week, I'll have a meeting with HR before emailing my boss about it with a preliminary plan for my maternity leave, although I expect that will change as we get closer to the time - I'm hoping to to work from home for a week or two before my due date.
We work for a huge global company, so I've never met most of the people I work with in person (many are in Amsterdam or London - though, of course, they get a year of paid maternity leave - no such luck here!), and I only see some staff, like my boss, every few weeks or months - she's in a different city as well.
I haven't decided if I'm going to say anything to the people in my immediate office - I don't really work with them directly, but I'm sure a few have noticed. I might just wait until they say something to me about it.
I told my boss pretty early on, because I was having dr's appointments every week to get my blood pressure checked. I didn't want him to think I was skipping out on work last minute all the time. I told him that I wasn't ready for anyone else to know yet.
I told a co-worker to get a dr recommendation because my dr wasn't an ob. Another co-worker is a really close friend of mine so I told them, and another co-worker has guessed. Everyone else, I'm waiting until after I tell my family the second week in August.