Anonymous User wrote:Hi all,
I found out I was pregnant this morning. Extremely unexpected as I am on birth control. I am engaged and I think under most circumstances we would continue the pregnancy. However, my approximate due date is right at the end of the summer associate program I have been offered and accepted at a V100. It is a very small program on the west coast and I will only be one of four summers. This is a firm I could see myself at long term, and although they have a 100% offer rate, I am a bit concerned about being 8/9 months pregnant during the program. Are there any big law associates out there that worked through their pregnancy? Would this effect my chances of getting a full time offer? This is my first pregnancy and I don't really know if working during my last trimester is even feasible. Would appreciate any insight. I know that this summer will make or break my career and my partner and I have decided to terminate if doing the program in my final trimester is insane.
There are lots of reasonable reasons to make major life decisions including whether to keep a pregnancy
An offer from a piece of crap sweat shop law firm is NOT one of them.
Also, you can SUE THE POOP OUT OF THEM if they don't give you an offer.
You may decide to not keep the baby for any number of reasons... fine.
But please don't make one of them biglaw. F those guys. They treat everyone like shit, will own you anyway and are NOT GOING TO NO OFFER YOU based on you being pregnant.
If they do, go RIGHT to HR and threaten to sue.
EDIT: Just read rest of thread. Congrats to OP for reaching a decision NOT based on what a law firm thought.