NOTE: This is a guest post I did for Liz Thompson at http://www.housestyleediting.com . I’m sharing it here too
“You mean I’ll be off work for 4 entire months?”
While planning for the birth of my first child, I reviewed the maternity leave. I loved my work, and used it as an excuse to delay starting a family. (more…)
- From Callista Gould, the Good Manners Goddess
What if you get, “The Illegal Question” in an interview?
It’s usually directed at women: “Are you married? Do you or will you have kids?”
The question behind the question: “Will you be coming late and bolting early for school programs, teacher conferences, medical issues and sports?” (more…)
For my pregnant professional tribe, there is a small bit of news.
A very frequent flier who was pregnant called to ask if she could get an extension on her Elite flyer status with her airline. She knew she would be staying home with her newborn.
Alaska airlines just announced they WOULD extend for her and for all parents of newborns.
I take two lessons from this. Good for you, Alaska Airlines.
And way good for the mom who asked for accommodation. This is exactly the sort of confidence I encourage you all to have regarding your pregnancy.
May 28 1980 – 55 women become the first female graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Not that long ago.
One of the challenges I see for women becoming mothers in the workplace is in fields that are so dominated by males.
And of fields dominated by males, I think the military wins. Oh my goodness. I can’t think of a bigger hurdle for women than that one. (more…)