Right now our company is working from home, indefinitely. With two kids at home and no nanny/daycare at the moment, my partner and I are rotating back and forth between calls to be as productive as we can. But as you can imagine, not every call is perfect. While my kids are pretty well behaved, things come up! For example, every so often a kid might be running randomly in the background at any given minute. Or someone starts to cry… I thought I was handling this situation pretty well until my last 1:1 with my boss -- who essentially said my work is slacking and he said, “you're going to have to choose between your job and your family to succeed.”
I’m sorry… what??? I almost quit right then and there but I’m still trying to wrap my head around what was said. This week, I’m planning on quitting my job. I have high standards for myself and do not expect to take anyone treating me anything less than what I believe I deserve. Has anyone ever been in this kind of situation before? Any advice on how to go about quitting? I’m already really happy with my upcoming decision but want to make sure whatever I say, actually gets inside his head, makes him stop and question his management style. I’m thinking the kill with kindness approach but any and all advice/ways to go about quitting ideas is welcome. TY!