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Friday, May 15, 2009

Wide load

Isn't it unlawful to ask a woman in the workplace if she is pregnant?

My boss asks me at least once every couple of months. So, to add to my already nauseated stomach this morning, I had to withstand yet another questioning from my boss about my personal life. I'm pretty sure it was just the bagel sandwich I got on the way to work this morning. Also? The anti-depressants I started this morning can cause nausea for some users. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

I could throw out a lawsuit faster than you can say pre-natal vitamins. I could easily argue that I feel discriminated against due to my potential to be pregnant and mess up someone's precious work schedule.

Maybe someday I'll just have to thank him for bringing it up, and tell him no, I'm not pregnant and probably never will be due to some traumatic experience I could invent.

That'll teach him.


  1. I hate the nausea. :( not fun. Hopefully it will stop soon. It took a week for me...but it was a miserable week.

  2. ya that sounds pretty wrong of your boss to me..i really don't think people can say that legally. messed up. Maybe take the pills at night? that always helped me.

  3. Nevermind the legal crap, that's just plain rude. If people started in on me like that, I'd be tempted to use physical violence. But we have slightly different situations. If your boss was a woman, I'd say to turn the question right around on her. But with a guy ... Just tell him he's being a jerk. So what if he's your boss. He needs you.

  4. yikes -- i think that is so personal, no one should ask a woman that question. my manager asked me "so, when are you + vince going to have a baby?" i was just like "uh...eventually..."

    you should totally make up something, that would be so great!

  5. Ugh!! What a douche bag! Can I say that on your blog? Well I just did. You freaking should tell him you are sterile. I've worked with people like that before too and it's like you know if you ever got pregnant they would just think of how it would affect their own schedule....thats annoying. I like you.

  6. Well, if it makes you feel any better, I was laid off partly because my boss knew I was planning on having kids and being a stay at home mom. No matter the fact that I was not pregnant.

  7. Abby, that is wrong on so many levels I can't even go there.

  8. I have to agree with Holly, he is a douche bag. Some people need a sensor over their mouths.


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