I am four months pregnant. I am a cocktail waitress at a casino and almost lost my job the other night because I was told I had to serve a pregnant lady drinks and cigarettes. First of all let me say that I am no saint. I found out I was pregnant at 6weeks and it still took me another 3weeks to quit smoking and I have slipped since then a few times but I am doing everything I can to beat this addiction for the health of my unborn child. I have spent over 450$ getting hypnotherapy and now I anm using this site to help me stay smoke free. Also, When I was about 8 months pregnant with my first child I went out to eat with my husband and I drank a glass of red wine. Okay I just wanted to get that out there. Anyway a young girl and her boyfriend sat down at my blackjack table and started ordering shots and beers to chase them. They were nice and tipping well. I served them many drinks during the five hours they were in my section and even bought the girl a pack of smokes because she had chain smoked all hers already! The girl got up to go to the bathroom and I saw she was pregnant!! She was small just like me so from the back while she was seated I could not tell. I asked her if she was in fact pregnant and she said yes, due in Sept. just like me. I was in shock!! I told my supervisor that I could not serve this girl anymore and he said I had to if I wanted to keep my job!! After pleading with him he said since I only had a few more minutes left on my shift I could ignore her for my last round but that I really was supposed to serve her!!How come it is illegal for me to serve alcohol and cig to a minor but perfectly legal for me to serve a baby?! I know it's the mother's choice but it wasn't right to burden me or any other server with the guilt of contributing to possibly damaging an unborn child. Do any of you other moms to be agree with me being upset about this. I feel it should be illegal or at least there should be a clause in my server's permit that says I do not have to serve a pregnant women alcohol!! I do hope her baby is okay. Thanks for letting me vent!!
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