For many women, the excitement of finding out they are pregnant is marred by their concerns about telling their employers the happy news. As many as 42% of working women are anxious about their employer’s reaction when they tell them that they are expecting a baby, according to a survey of 1,000 working women by OnePoll commissioned by QualitySolicitors.
People who know me know that I am not afraid to cry. Sometimes it doesn’t take much: watching my daughter skipping in the garden, burning the dinner, stubbing my toe, kittens playing (ok, that’s probably an exaggeration). But on the whole I don’t get emotional about adverts, unless they are for John Lewis, which, I believe, are designed to induce sobs from even the hardest of hearts.
As I sat in an excruciatingly long, unmoving queue at Lanzarote airport on Thursday I nearly caused a stampede when I read about the QualitySolicitors deal on my iPhone. My little whoop of excitement and slight leap into the air made many of the frustrated travellers around me think that Spanish ground crew had finally turned up to check us in.