My company is currently being restructured; for some it has regrettably meant redundancy but my department hasn't been negatively affected. In fact, there have been two new roles created. I'm currently a Manager and one of the new roles is Senior Manager. I'd like to apply for it but a director on the board has said I'll never get it as although technically I'm qualified for it, I'm starting maternity leave on 22 December and they won't want to wait 9 months for me to get back. I know they can't officially not give me the job because of that. I don't know why I'm posting really. Anybody been through this? I think it's still worth applying as I'm showing willing. I already feel like my company sidelines me because I'm part time and I'm pregnant and now this! I'm actually really frikking good at my job!! I wish they'd realise what they had in me instead of seeing... PART-TIME!!! PREGNANT!!! ...written on my forehead. It's such a massive wall between me and my bosses that they overlook how awesome I am!