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job interview.. HELLPPPP,

I'm 17 almost 18, and I'm 17 weeks pregnant. I also have a job interview at ardenes tomorrow.
I havent decided whether I should or shouldn't tell them I'm pregnant or not.
I dont want to be discriminated against for being pregnant, and if I wait for an offer then tell them, my pregnancy wouldnt of caused me to lose the position. Atleast if I didnt get it I would know it wouldnt be because of my pregnancy. But I dont want to make them angry and have them find a "legal" reason to fire me.. can I be fired for not telling them? I live in British columbia. Some people say its different all over.
Or I could tell them and take the chance that they pobably wont hire me.
Or I could tell them when I start showing more that I didnt know I was pregnant until after I took the job offer and tell them Im earlier in my pregnancy then I actually am? :/
Im really stressing out about this, because I really need/want this job. My fiancee is from texas so he cant work yet here in Canada or do anything until we figure out how hes gonna stay here. I could sponsor him, but not without a job..
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Dont tell them at your interview honestly just wait untill you start showing i didnt tell my job i was pregnant and once i did they let me go -.- and used a crappy excuse
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I was just a lil over 5 months pregnant when I got my job as a cashier I told them from the beginning that I was pregnant and how far along I was and the manager just said that was fine and that they hired girls who were farther along then I was
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In some states its illegal to ask I say dont tell them
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In texas its not illegal to not tell them but yah that's why I cant get a job cause I thought I would try to be honest and tell them and I've already had 3 good jobs turn me down cause I was pregnant. I would just tell them later on and say u didn't know
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Don't tell them gt ur job wrk up n avoid telling to anyone there eventually thyl CME to know..
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From experience I hate to tell you this bc I think it's better to ne upfront HOWEVER, I think you should not tell them. Even though they can't say anything and can not hire you gor any reason that'll be the perfect reason not to just go to the interview be yourself make a good impression. I had 5 interviews between 5-6 months with my first child and I couldn't hide it I was clearly pregnant and no one hired me and all of them asked when I was due and didn't like that id be on maternity leave during a holiday etc your not lieing and I think it'll give you a much better chance to get the job. Good luck huny! :-) I hope you have a great interview ;-)
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