It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” query. A reader writes:
After struggling to steadiness it all around the previous yr, I’ve determined to affix the various mothers who lean out of their careers as soon as they’ve kids (I by no means thought I might be right here!). I’m extremely tempted to face on my soapbox explaining to all how we have to assist households — perhaps if I had a yr after my first baby was born to settle into my new life, I wouldn’t depart, or if the PTO/sick time adequately supported docs’ appointments, illness from daycare, and household time — however that’s not the purpose of my query.
I wish to take a step again however, for a lot of causes, not depart the workforce fully. With that, I’m coming to phrases with the truth that my present profession doesn’t align with what I want in my subsequent step. As we speak I’m a product supervisor working with a software program growth staff to construct new product options. On this function, I leverage many abilities and am open to studying one thing new!
That is the place I move it to you and your readers. What are different moms venturing into (no MLMs)? What careers do others have (and revel in) that meet some or all of those standards:
- 2 – 3 days of labor per week
- Versatile schedule
- Largely impartial work (non-meetings)
- Low psychological load function
- Potential to accommodate sick time
- Truthful compensation
I perceive I could not be capable of test the entire above, however I hope the reply isn’t to go away the workforce completely or undergo, because the working world wasn’t constructed for mothers.
Readers, what’s your recommendation?