Mom’s ‘I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave’ Memo Should Change Corporate Policy

A Google employee’s memo alleging the company discriminated and retaliated against her for being pregnant has been seen by more than 10,000 employees at the Silicon Valley tech company. The memo, titled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” was posted to an internal […] Click here to view original web page at www.workingmother.com

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How to Practice Joy and Bravery

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr “You should have told them. You should have told them you like it. They need to know people are happy there.” “I know I should have. But I didn’t want to seem insensitive […] We sat at the dinner table, my boyfriend looking at me, me staring at my cleaned plate. We’d had variations of this conversation before. I tell him my coworkers aren’t happy at work, but I am happy at work, and he is forever confused as to why I’m scared to voice up that I love this job. Part of the reason for my silence is that I’m the youngest in the office. The pay isn’t very high, but it’s everything my partner and I need right now. I love teaching and working with students. My commute is a twenty-minute walk down a picturesque Main Street. Obviously, there are times of stress, imposter syndrome, and downright exhaustion. But it’s nothing compared to the fear I formerly felt about not having a job and living 2,000 miles across the country from my boyfriend. Again. Click here to view original web page at tinybuddha.com

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WA’s paid leave program is a beautiful boon to my beloved city, state, and my business.

I am the founder and CEO of The Derschang Group ; a mix of restaurants, cafes, and bars in Seattle, Washington. My first business was Linda’s Tavern, established in 1994, a neighborhood bar that’s become a Capitol Hill institution. In the decades since, I’ve launched eleven bars and restaurants […] Click here to view original web page at www.momsrising.org

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‘Never Compensated’ Woman with Demanding Bosses Goes Viral for Her Trying-to-Quit Post

Claire Petrie, a U.K. woman, certainly did, which is why she took to LinkedIn recently to announce to all that she was finally quitting her job . “My bosses have really been taking advantage of me. I do the work of AT LEAST ten different people, work seven days […] “My bosses have really been taking advantage of me. I do the work of AT LEAST ten different people, work seven days a week, holidays, and they even call me in the middle of the night when they need something! And I’m never compensated or even really thanked,” wrote Claire, who, according to her LinkedIn profile, is presently a partner at two events services companies. “So I finally told them today that I quit, and I’m going to go take some time for myself while I figure out what to do next,” she continued. There was just one problem. “They just laughed at me and said, ‘You can’t do that, Mom.’ Well, I tried. Back at it, I guess.” Yup, it all makes sense now. That demanding af job is MOTHERHOOD. Claire’s hilarious post has now gone viral with almost 5,000 reactions and over 400 comments. Many found her post to be incredibly relatable, and shared their own stories of trying to “quit.” “Yep, being a mother is a 24/7 job with no break. I sometimes tell my children I’m on strike. They don’t accept that,” commented one user. Another admitted, “I sometimes tell my two [kids] I am changing my name and no longer called mum. So they say, ‘No prob, Michelle.’” “I resigned and stormed out in a blaze of glory last night … Then had to unfortunately go back inside holding my head in shame. Grrrrrrrrrrrr children,” commented another. Others in the LinkedIn community said her post really got them, and they weren’t expecting the surprise ending. “Brilliant! I thought it was a typical office-related post … How wrong! Being a parent = being always on duty, but it’s the best job ever!” wrote one user. And then some further encouraged her, jokingly, to find a way out of such a demanding job. “You can go on strike though or simply refuse to do certain jobs anymore. It forces the bosses to learn how to do it,” commenter another person on LinkedIn. Claire herself is surprised by how well-received her quitting announcement has been—to the point that she’s supposedly been receiving job opportunities. “This post has been absolutely brilliant … I posted this, fully expecting a telling off by the LinkedIn Police. Thank you for all of the job offers … will have a think.” Click here to view original web page at www.workingmother.com

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