I'm moving with my husband to Ft. Bragg in about another month after living in Germany the last few years, and I'm due in November. We've decided that I will go back to work as a teacher, but I'm really unsure about a few things. Please help!
1. I won't be available for in-person interviews until about June. Will that be a problem? I can do phone and Skype conferences, but nothing in-person until we move.
2. Will being pregnant hurt my chances of getting hired, even with great qualifications and a nice resume? I know that I can't be not hired because I'm pregnant, but I'm worried that I'll just be passed over because of it. I would feel extremely dishonest concealing my pregnancy, but am I required to disclose that I am pregnant?
3. I researched and found that I'm only given 6 weeks of maternity leave. There were other ways to take leave, but the ins and outs of it all was very confusing. Being a new teacher and possibly having leave over Christmas break, how does it all work? What's the best way to take leave? What if I want to extend past 6 weeks of paid leave, how can I get more paid? Ideally, we'd love for me to have 8 weeks or so of leave, and I suppose having a small part of that being unpaid would be okay. Would that affect sick days for the rest of the year? This is just all confusing
Thank you so much for your help! I'm just trying to plan and figure out how this wonderful blessing is going to affect my job and the best way to make it all work