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Discussion on: How do you decide when it's a good time to change jobs?

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Dylan Davenport

First off congratulations on the baby!

Now for your question. I would be totally honest to the company that approached you and say you’re about to have a child. Then as you mentioned I’d ask for not only more money, benefits, etc but I’d also be sure that they are ok with you taking an paternity leave so soon. In my experience most companies don’t want you to get hired then take an extended leave so soon. But if they agree go for it! Otherwise like you said you win either way.

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Ryan Author

That is what I was planning on doing. Giving them the heads up that "hey I'm willing to if you'll do xyz for me, keeping in mind I'll want paternity leave next year".

Thanks :)