In a New York Times article it states that men and woman are closing the gap and are both looking for the same thing when
That’s the question asked by Kate over at Starmedia in her contribution to the Workplace Survival Dialog titled I Owe, I Owe, It’s off to
clipped from news.yahoo.com NEW YORK (Reuters) – If the typical stay-at-home mother in the United States were paid for her work as a housekeeper,
I wrote a couple of weeks ago back about personal concierge services and how some have billed themselves as an answer to work-life balance. They’re pitching busy people – business owners, executives, working parents, and stay-at-home mothers – on their services.
Their premise isn’t difficult to relate to. We’re all struggling to maintain a balance between our work, family time, personal time, and hours spent with friends and in the community.
The latest pitch I read really got me thinking, however. The promotional copy suggested that we outsource our time. Apparently this would suggest farming out tasks or projects to others to make time for what we like to do, instead of what we have to do. In our instant-gratification society, this may make sense, but it may prove detrimental in the long run.
Rebel Dad drew my attention to a recent study conducted by researchers at three Ontario universities that found that people whose family commitments impact on their work life are given fewer career-advancing opportunities and have poorer relationships with their superiors.
Unfortunately, in making their assumptions, the authors have misused the term “work-family balance.”
Did you know that this Thursday, April 26th, is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day? Are you planning to participate?
According to the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day program was founded to create an opportunity for girls and boys to share and communicate their expectations for the future.