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I personally think that could help or hurt you because when you have that interview they are going to ask if your kids can manage without you,and what about when they are sick and they need there mother. It happened to me.
The sooner Big Business realizes that children need their mothers and that those mothers who either choose to leave their children or have to leave their children should be respected and allowed extra time to care for their families
the better this world would be.
Big Business is overlooking a LOT of good workers and helping to ruin families by insisting on few sick days, expecting women to ignore their children and wanting "110 %" (meaning 70 hour weeks, no sick day, and undying devotion to the company.)
Business needs to realize what they are doing and in the meantime, the more women and men are honest about their Number One priority (their kids, right?) business will have to change.
If EVERY mother did it, it wouldn't be a problem, would it? My daughter works at a day care center/preschool and it is amazing how many women put their jobs before their kids. If woman insisted on their status as mothers being respected instead of being afraid of "what might happen" things would
change, as businesses would have NO choice but to accept the changes. As long as some women are willing to allow Big Business to cause them to be afraid to admit their children come first, nothing will change for the better and families and children and parents will continue to suffer.
But, Big Business LOVES it when people have the "I'm just glad a have a job
(no matter how shitty they treat me.") attitude. It makes the Worker weak
, and gives Big Business all the power. (Really, in the last 6 or 7 years or so how many people have you heard say this when they are treated like shit by their employers? "I'm just glad I have a job." As long as people have that attitude, the Worker loses. Big Business should be glad good people are willing to work for them, but they just take the Worker for granted, the bigger the company, the worst it gets.
The only way to get the power back is if EVERYBODY is on board with forcing Big Business to treat workers as humans. As the economy self destructs it only makes it better for Big Business and easier for them to treat people, especially those of us with children, like shit. Until we are ALL willing to make Big Business change, things will remain shitty for the Worker. And children will continue to suffer in substandard day care and women will feel they have to put their children after their jobs.
In closing, I find it interesting that those who have kids feel the work they are doing as mothers (or the work their partners do as mothers) IS a good work experience. Those without kids don't seem to understand that running a home with kids is 100000 times harder than most paid employment. Yes, put your skills on those applications, CuteDee. You did good work, and your future employer, if he is worthy of YOUR work, deserves to know what you have done well.