I think I'm being mommy-tracked at work and it's incredibly
I think I'm being mommy-tracked at work and it's incredibly frustrating. I'm two months back from maternity leave and putting in the same hours as I used to but I'm getting these subtle signs that I'm not taken as seriously -- ranging from not being asked about wanting to spearhead things to the stink eye when I walk out the door (at the same time I roughly used to leave the office). What should I do?
Part of "equality in the workplace " is alleging women to prioritize their families . I had to go back to management three separate times to get time off for my daughter's senior college recital. This is unfair.
This happened to me when I had my second child. My childless female boss kind of unilaterally started shutting me out of meetings and discussions, and things devolved from there. I lasted there three more years but was the first one let go when the (small) company downsized. It was definitely discriminatory but at the same time I have to own that I could have handled things differently. Part of your feelings may be entirely internal, because you have undergone a radical internal shift and you know in your heart that your priorities have changed, even if you ability and interest in your career haven't. Consider that you are still super hormonal and maybe too sensitive as a result. And realize that your co-workers do not care At All about your bundle of joy, it's health and milestones, whether you got three hours sleep, etc. Even if THEY are the ones who ask you about it. I would advise you to keep any and all mommy talk out of the office, as much as humanly possible. It sucks, but not everyone is evolved enough to deal with the fact that you can do both jobs. Hopefully as time goes on you will have an opportunity to show them.
Hi all, I am mid 50's with an AA, and 20+ years experience in tech support and customer service. I have worked for large companies such as Starbucks corporate in Seattle and smaller businesses such as myself. I provide in home computer support - mostly setups, upgrades, virus elimination, etc. But I also provide tutoring to senior citizens on using electronic devices (home computers, printers, tablets, smartphones). I absolutely LOVE what I do and have been doing this for about 5 years, but I'm looking to get back into a corporate and structured setting. I feel as though the senior community is an enormous demographic of people that are being overlooked when it comes to technology and I want to reach as many seniors as possible to show them how they can use technology to their advantage and how it can enhance their daily activities such as general communication with others via social media, video chat, texting, etc. Can anyone recommend a company (companies) that are investing their time and resources in enhancing the lives of seniors through technology? So many companies are so "young" and there are so many seniors that are going back to work either out of necessity or boredom and they don't have the technological skills needed, thus forcing them into positions in which may not be gratifying. I am so passionate about teaching basic to intermediate computer skills to our seniors because the need and the desire is there. Any feedback is welcome. This is my first post. Thank you!
I was laid off from my job in 2011 after taking a family leave when my mom had brain surgery several years ago. Her recovery was slow and left her with multiple disabilities. The job market was awful at the time, so instead of going back to work I chose to stay home and help her as a caregiver since she desperately needed one. Mom is now getting to the point she will need full-time care in under a year. As a way of preparing, I went back to school and will graduate this December with a degree Information Security/Risk Management. I know I am facing several hurdles - re-entering the workforce after an extended absence, changing careers (I held an office coordinator title when I was terminated) and ageism (over 50). I'm working to steps to setting myself up to be in the best position possible when it comes time to getting a job, but my resume' and LinkedIn account have me stumped. I have many transferable skills from past jobs but I'm not certain how to present them (and myself). I'm also not sure how to address the extended time off or the awkward way I was termed from my last job. What are some ways I can show a potential employer I am up-to-date skill-wise and ready to work? I'm networking when I can, but need ways to get my foot in the door and get an interview, as well as suggestions on how to answer when the question of the work gap comes up. I worked IT in the mid-nineties, but ended up working office support with a lot of IT requirements (system admin on office help pay), and hate to end up in that type of position again! Thank you for your help.
I have a VP over many buildings in my company and she seems to be extremely un-knowledgeable, disorganized, and tells our Board of Directors everything is running smoothly. How do I share my concerns anonymously without rocking the boat? All of our HR team (VP, Directors, Assistants, etc) has left with the exception of one person. Our VP is also very good personal friends with her direct supervisor, the President.
I want to know that about Salesforce development company in USA. I confused that there are so many companies.Like: Appirio, Salesforce, Algoworks, TheNineHertz, Cognizant etc. Please let me know about quick. Thank you
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