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Friday 23rd February, 2007 posted by City Girl
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This week my boss continued with what has now developed into an obsession with my maternity progress, ‘are you sure you’re only four months gone, you look bigger than that’, she jibed, in the meeting. Of course everyone laughed just thankful that it wasn’t them in her firing line. 
 
I’ve also noticed too that as her side-lining plan develops I’m being relegated to ‘optional’ on her meeting request emails, subtle, I’ll give her that. 
 
After the meeting she cornered me with the ‘can I have a word?’ routine, telling me that she’d been having a think about my ‘situation’ and understood that I would probably want to relinquish some of my responsibilities as ‘things’ got more difficult for me. 
 
Wondering where this was going, I assured her that I felt fine an


Friday 9th February, 2007 posted by City Girl

City GirlMy boss, a woman in her late forties and one of the ‘I chose not to have children’ brigade has some downright diabolical views regarding maternity leave, and it’s usually down to me to protect the female members in my team from her horrible directives.

Take a recent event, a Project Manager with an excellent track record for on-time delivery within budget, had the audacity to reveal her pregnancy. After witnessing the side-lining of other visibly pregnant women in the office, she’d managed to hide her bump successfully for several months in order to get her project to its delivery stage. My boss’s public reaction to this news was a clenched-teeth smile and mutterings of ‘didn’t know he had it in him’.

You see Project Manager’s husband is the IT Director, so she was on pretty safe ground. However, during my next update meetin


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