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Talk To Steph: The grass wasn’t greener on the other side

I’m a young mother of one and pregnant for the second. I was employed in a Paint Company as the Customer Care Representative before I was lured out of the company by one of my customers who was so impressed with the services I rendered with promises of a better career. They brought me into the company when I was 6 months pregnant. Suddenly the wife of the MD said I tricked my way into the company and sacked me. I left where I’m entitled to so many benefits only to be disgraced by this new company. Is pregnancy a crime in the corporate world? How do I handle this betrayal for its tearing me apart?

I got this touching mail from a reader who wants to remain anonymous. Let’s call her Mrs J.

Mrs J, I am deeply sorry about what you had to go through. Thanks for sharing your story with us.

This goes a long way to show that there are lots of factors to be considered before making important decisions like resigning from a job and resuming a new appointment. The grass is not always greener on the other side.

Has anyone been in a similar situation before? Do share your experiences and jump in with some advice for Mrs J.


*Remember, if you have a challenge in your relationship that you need advice for, please send an email to with the subject ‘Talk To Steph’

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