I'm 34 and have spent the last 12 yrs with an fortune 500 company as an executive assistant. Long story short I decided to put my notice in with my job because of how needy & unfriendly this company was towards families. My boss told me that I was beginning to become "unreliable" mind you in the 12 yrs I've been there I only took 1 week off a year & only got sick a few times. Also, I have a 5 month old baby at home. Anyone who has a child under 1 (some would argue any child) knows how demanding it gets - with the doctors apts & other issues. He's a 50 year old ma. With 3 children himself - I guess he forgets what its like to be a parent. I honestly don't ask for a lot - I work 10 hour days & on the days I have to get my baby to the dkctos I come in 1 hr late always telling him a week in advance. Today's my last day but I've been going on interviews
I'm starting to see how unfriendly most company is are towards moms. I've gone on 6 interviews & every single one has asked me about daycare, they fund ways to find out if your married or have kids (legally they can't come right bie & ask I don't think).
I'm so frustrated right now. These companies are insane. For those moms who do work in a good family friendly company - good for you :). I'm losing hope & contemplating staying at home for a while until I find something that is more family friendly. When did work/a career become like a prison? Or has it always been like this? It makes me so sad to think how all of these employers truly do not care about us employees.