I work just as hard as my male colleagues so I want to be treated equally

I’m currently trying to transition from a contractor to a permanent employee, but there’s one thing holding me back – the shiny engagement ring on my finger. I’ve lost count of how many interviews I’ve sat through where potential employers have asked me how I intend to ‘manage my work/life balance once I’m married’. They’re just tip-toeing around the question they really want to ask: ‘Are you going to have children?’ It’s obvious employers don’t want to hire women who are in their 30s out of fear they’ll disappear on maternity leave. I work just as hard as my male colleagues so I want to be treated equally. I’m being pushed out before I’ve even had the chance to push out a baby into this world! It’s a losing battle

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