HR person at my company asked if I intend to have kids. What to do?
April 8, 2014 7:46 AM Subscribe
I was waiting with HR person and my manager for a meeting room to come free for a meeting about a project I want to start at work. HR manager casually asked about my upcoming wedding (I'm engaged and getting married soon), then asked if we'll have kids soon. How do I handle this?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (48 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For context: I stammered a non response ('I don't like to talk about that') then changed the subject. I am a woman working in a male-dominated field; HR person and manager are both men. I am very anxious about being sidelined professionally if/when we decide to have kids and never, ever discuss it at work.
My question is twofold:
1. Am I overreacting here?
2. What do I do next? Should I escalate? If so, how?
I'd very much appreciate how to proceed!