User - posted on 07/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I had my baby back in February. I started a new job utilizing my Bachelor's degree in May. I love what I do, however I am having the most unpleasant experience with the work culture as a working mom of a little one at home. There is no room for flexibility and I have two 15 minute breaks and a 1/2 hour lunch to pump, which leaves little room for bathroom breaks as these people are watching me like hawks. I am a salaried employee with years of experience in my field but timed on literally everything. I have no support from my team to negotiate additional pumping time as 15 minutes requires that I run to the bathroom and pump, clean my bottles and run back to my desk. I nearly hit a woman with the bathroom door because I was rushing to get to the bathroom to make it back to my desk in time.
I dread working working with these people and want out! I have an interview tomorrow with a new company. Should I tell them about the need of having to pump as a reason of why I am leaving my current company? I would greatly appreciate your thoughts as many other mothers I have spoken to have not been in this position and don't know how to give me advice on this topic.