So, I'm still not "out" at work. I'm 23wks tomorrow
It is a long story, but basically I was a post doc and was up for a big promotion which was a great opportunity, great $ for right now, and would ensure my maternity benefits. I interviewed last Friday, was offered on the spot and started yesterday. I don't plan to return after the baby based on the fact that the salary isn't competitve for the market (better than my post-doc, but still low) and because at the last minute the location changed adding a 45-60 minute commute to the job.
I know I can do what needs to be done in this position very well between now and 1/1, however I'm trying to figure out how to break the news so soon after the position was given. And honestly I'm waiting for my official "offer" letter from HR because the company has just been restructured and many many people were let go. It's a real time of turmoil and I just don't trust the powers that be.
I'm thinking that as soon as I get the letter, I will tell my director and then the team that I manage and we'll go from there. It's sort to nerve racking, but I'm also super excited to be able to do this job and I think I'll do it better knowing I'm leaving soon if that makes sense at all.