Should I keep interviewing at 5 months pregnant?

Interviewingwhilepregnant

I’m five months pregnant and due to unforeseen circumstances, desperately seeking a new job. I’m in California, so have already made peace with the fact that I likely won’t quality for FMLA if I start now. My immediate concern is the actual process of interviewing while pregnant! I’ve just begun to show, and have already been on an interview where both the hiring manager and other senior manager I met with were 
looking at me suspiciously. Not a word was said, but I’m sure they were all thinking the same thing. Is there a way I can address this up front and tell them that I’m prepared to take time off without pay and will return to work after one month before they ask?

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Should I keep interviewing at 5 months pregnant?

My employees won’t leave the office until I do

I am a new hire at my company, and in an managerial position. It’s a fairly high volume, stressful work environment, and my predecessor had a breakdown and left. (I didn’t know all this going into the job). Apparently, he used to run his team pretty hard and would expect them in at 7 am and work until 8-10 pm in the evenings, and some weekends. No other departments in this company work the same way, it’s just the culture of this group. So I have a team who is terrified, works incredibly hard, and has been conditioned to live and die by their manager’s work schedule. There have been several instances where I know they don’t have much to do and it’s 7 pm, but they are all still here. I’ve tried telling them that as long as their work is done, I prefer them to leave on time, but the message is not getting across. 

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My employees won’t leave the office until I do