job hunting and pregnancy

Gregory P. Adams, Ph.D. gp_adams at fccc.edu
Tue Jun 5 01:44:17 EST 2001


Hi,

Good luck with getting through this tough period.  Also, don't lose hope.
Sometimes it does take awhile for an academic lab to hire a new postdoc.
We sometimes have a difficult time trying to convince our administrator
that we have sufficient funds...  The only advice I can offer is that you
should enthusisatically follow up with the places you interviewed at.  Let
them know how interested you are in their research, etc.

You could also post the name of the city you are looking for a job in and
an overview of your skills and interests.  You never know who will read it!

Good luck!

-Greg

qyantya at yahoo.com wrote:

> Hi
> I have good days and then some bad days, and perhaps today is a day that
> I am in a funk....I am 6 months pregnant (first time through, its a
> miracle and most of the time, I am happy) and I have been trying to find
> a new job as my post-doc contract is at an end. My husband has already
> moved to our new apt in a different city. And I am still here, trying to
> job hunt in a time when the economy does not look good. (I have to find
> a job because of my visa situation, I am an "alien" and need an H1-B to
> keep me legal.) I initially targeted biotech/pharma companies as I
> wanted a job in the industry. When nothing came of that (its been 3
> months job hunting so far), I turned to looking for post-doc positions
> (its been a little less than a month). The places that I interviewed at,
> have not given me answer - something about checking the funding
> situation in the lab. And hence, you see, the blue funk. I want to be
> happy, I want to wake up in the morning and grin at the movement inside
> of me. Instead, my first thought in the morning and my last at night is
> that I don't have a job and that I am still away from my husband. So
> what shall I do ??? Any advice ? There are other worries, but I will not
> go into those, it will be like opening a can of worms :-)
>
> So tell me what you think,
> Thanks.
> D.
>
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