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My company recently put in a nursing room/mother's room but

My company recently put in a nursing room/mother's room but it was designed in a way that the majority of the room is fogged glass - except one strip that runs right at sitting level that was left as transparent glass. I don't think it was done intentionally (men designed the room) but I now have to put up sheets of paper to cover the transparent strip of glass. Any idea on how to address this with my (all male) management team?

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    Sounds like your management team is trying to do the right stuff but is a bit clueless. If I were you, I'd research solutions and costs associated and present to your management team with solution in hand.

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    What are you wanting to achieve? You say that you have put paper up in the room. Are you wanting a permanent solution?

    How have you addressed other issues with your male management team in the past which was similar to this? If that approach worked try it again.

    Personally I think honesty is the best policy and I'd just say that it's great that they have added a nursing room and is it possible to have some 'fogged' paper put in there permanently would be great!

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