Accomidating parents in the workplace

by  |  04-Aug-2015 16:37

"They didn't bat an eyelash and I remember them bragging in the interview process about being female-owned.

Funny, I guess they were only female friendly if you were called 'mom' by someone," she quipped."The bottom line is, parental status should not be allowed to dictate how you're treated in the workplace, the expectations for work output, or the amount of flexibility allowed to do one's job," Ms. I completely agree that flexibility should not be reserved for a few employees. Where Fahey and Eichler and I part ways is the whole idea that "they were only female friendly if you were called 'mom' by someone."Where is the mention of dads?

Written by Leslie Kennedy for Baby Back when my husband was still my boyfriend and landed his first office job, he became one of a relatively small team of employees, some of whom had children, many of whom did not. Ten years later, he's a family man, father of two, and his tune has changed.

I distinctly remember him coming home one day and complaining that the people in the office who had children had it "so much easier."They got special consideration for 'family' holidays. That's because when our kids are sick, I can't always be the one to stay home.

In fact, we both completely agree that caring for our kids is a 50/50 role, and that includes everything from bedtime to discipline to staying home with a sick child.

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