Sally - posted on 03/14/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
Hoping you can help me with my dilema. I am a professional working mother of 3 young children (ages 12, 8, and 6). Fortunately I live in a school district that still has a bus program which picks my children at the corner and drops them back off at the corner. Otherwise, working would be near impossible and very costly. When I did the afterschool program, it cost me $1,300.00 per month.Here is my situation: I work for a company that is not family/mom friendly. They are currently being sued for this very discrimination/harassment towards women and moms in the workplace. I have been there since 9/8/09. Needless to say the sales pitch was very opposite of what is reality. I have been working 10-12 hrs per day. I have a commute of 1-2 hrs one way. There have been nights I get home at 9:00pm and kiss my children as they are asleep. The environment is hostile on a daily basis. I submitted my resignation and gave my 2 wks notice this past Thursday. I reached a point where I feel used and taken advantage of . I too have felt the discrimination of being a woman/mom in the workplace. My children are suffering for this as well. Grades are slipping and I am seeing them acting out. My husband is their stepfather and has taken on a lot of the domestic roles. But he is not their Mommy. Any advice??? Ironically my job is doing everything they can to keep me - even changing who I report to. Need some sound professional/Mommy advice. My priorities are always my children. And I work to give them choices in life. But I can't help to feel that my current job situation benefits nobody but the stakeholders and Corporate America.
Thank you for reading this.