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I'm planning to have a baby and, as an accountant,
I'm planning to have a baby and, as an accountant, am accustomed to putting in Saturday hours (we all do during tax season). Once I start a family, though, I'd reeeally rather not work weekends... should I just suck it up and accept it as part of my career choice, or try to have a conversation with my boss? Any tips?
I would recommend you have a conversation with your boss to explain that your priorities are shifting as you are planning your family life and would like to consider not to have to work in the week-ends anymore. For me, my job is very important (I'm the bread winner) however my children and my husband are MY PRIORITY. They are my life and my job is a mean to live my life in an enjoyable way. I've always made my priorities very clear with my managers. I give myself 150% while at work, I don't take lunch breaks if I have to to make sure I complete my work on time. I will from time to time work at night to catch up if I had to leave early for family reasons. Children grow up too fast and I don't want to turn around one day and feel that I missed out on a lot of important times! Hope this helpful :-)4 COMMENTS > Fairygodboss Member
I have been working for three years in my current
I have been working for three years in my current role and this is my first job after completing my STEM PhD. I work at a Big Oil company, but was just offered a job by a major chemical company and another big oil company. The jobs are nearly identical to my current one, but they are paying about $30,000 to $35,000 more than I make now (20% more than I make). While I am likely to take one of the roles, I wonder, am I being underpaid or are these offers higher to try and recruit me away from my current role?
If you're being offered a job somewhere for that much more money, it's not charity! It's supply/demand -- it sounds like you are inclined to leave but I would think you are underpaid b/c the market rate is either higher than you thought when you accepted your job, or has grown.1 COMMENT > Fairygodboss Member
My employment history is all over the map but I love helping people (low volume, low stress). Current job is in tech with about 20 people and only 3 other women: I need to change fields but don't know how, given my accommodation needs. Usually I suffer in silence for 1-2 years and quit. Not sure what the diagnosis changes. Help!
I had been discussing with HR on multiple occasions the issues that I had been having with my manager and he ended up being told by HR. I did weekly communications with my manager on all the issues, but they were never fixed by him. I was then abruptly fired and never had any performance issues. In fact, I was recognized by the executive staff for all my improvements.... is it retaliation? is there any possible recourse? BTW... I work in a right to work state.
Who is part of a women's resource group at your company? What do you like most, least?
Hi All, I am a Ph.D. student in management and currently studying leader-member relationship at workplace. I am curious about whether there exists tensional experience in your interactions with the supervisor or subordinate with whom you generally have a good relation. Have you ever experienced a situation or circumstance where you felt conflicted, pressure, or that caused tensions with your relationship with supervisor/subordinate? If you want, you can share with me what happened, why you felt that way, how you dealt with this situation, and how this event influenced this relationship. Thanks!
I'm not on the interview committee but have been here through four presidents in 10 years. Is there anything I can do to ensure we get a quality leader this time without being on the interview/search committee? The previous presidents have been mediocre at best (and very antiquated in their leadership skills--like Mad Men antiquated). I crave a leader who is humble, courageous, forward-thinking, personable, and fair. Is there such a thing and how do we find her?
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