Had the interview. Not my best interview... it has been a while, I was rusty. However, I must have done well enough because I am going in for a working interview tomorrow...
But I messed up guys. So you probably know it is illegal for an employer to ask about family status in an interview due to liability if they don't hire you for having kids. She didn't ask me... I said it. She asked what my plans for the next five years were. And of course it has been on the forefront of my mind and I blurted out "oh, ya, start a family, focus on getting my Nutrition Specialty..." blah blah blah. She kind of freaked a tad, and said "well, how far away in the future? I just lost my office manager because she had a baby" And me, all deer-int-the-headlights said "oh, you know, closer to 3-5 years..."
You guys. I lied. In an interview. I feel sick, like I'm going to vomit or something. So now my choices are to continue to play dumb and then when Rachel does get pregnant do some serious groveling (assuming I get this job). Or I tell her that "oh hey, so yesterday I lied. We do want a family immediately" and absolutely do NOT get the job. I'm all conflicted! But do I even want to work for a boss that is all anti-family or baby-phobic? I don't plan to stop working when I do become a mom... but I do plan to take a little time off to get into a routine.
Oh you guys, the guilt is killing me. I don't want to get a job by lying. I don't want a job just to have a job for a couple months, realize that it is not a right fit and be out looking for another job. I just want a good job I can learn and grown in and stay at for a while. I wish I could rewind the day and redo that interview.