6 Tips For Working Women With Families
Working women with families: Are you getting what you deserve at work? I once responded to a concern from a woman who worked for a government agency. She reported winning several awards a year, but not being promoted because she has special needs children. “The employer felt [her] 'family responsibilities' might interfere with [her] ability to handle increased responsibility.” She felt burnt out at work and stressed at home. Related: 4 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Work-Life Balance The employer has control in an employer/employee relationship. As an employee, you can’t force your boss to give you a promotion, more benefits, a raise, and so on. Sure, if an employer does something really egregious, you might spend a lot of time and money in a legal battle. I doubt this would enhance your life! Women struggle with work and family issues, especially. They have concerns, but employers have concerns as well. Having been on the hiring end of business, I have often considered potential for pregnancy (and maternity leave), sick children (time off from work and productivity), work interruptions (spouses, schools, sick children). These possibilities may be unofficially factored in to a final decision for hire or promotion, trust me. That having been said, ours was a family (and dog) friendly office where there were frequently children or spouses who were known and addressed by name.