Skip to comments.This Mommy Track May Go Somewhere ("It's All About Me" alert)
Posted on 09/05/2006 8:08:40 AM PDT by truthkeeper
This Mommy Track May Go Somewhere
Some companies offer a chance to advance on a schedule that allows more time at home
Attorney Becky Belke works at a Los Angeles law firm where colleagues regularly toil nights and weekends. But as a mother of three children under the age of 5, she wants to work only three days a week even if it means she can't become a partner soon.
Not only has Belke's firm, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, agreed to her part-time schedule, it will put her on its partnership track if she wants to boost her hours when her kids are older.
"I know if I were home with my kids every day I'd be insane, and if I were here every day I would not be happy," the 39-year old said of her part-time schedule. "It's a good situation for me..."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Some animals are more equal than others.
The law firms and the government are the only ones that can afford this.
Bad for the children, bad for the company, bad for the country. But good for me. That's what counts.
The growing selfishness of working women is an awful thing to witness.
It used to be that childhood was about taking and adulthood was about giving back and sacrificing.
Feminism has changed that and made many women, not all, even more self-centered.
When woman say that it just makes my skin crawl
We had a Suzie Spellcheck(DBA) who had a baby and asked to go on half days(mornings) so she could spend some time with her baby. The company nobly allowed her to do it. A few months later, we found she was working a second job in the afternoons. BAHAHAHAHA!!
I hate it too. Why have them, then?
Wouldn't you hate to be one of her kids who reads this someday?
As a homeschooling mom, I'm constantly amazed at women who will tell me, in front of their children, that they could never do what I do because they wouldn't want to be around their kids all day. The problem with kids today...is self-centered, narcissistic parents.
If it was bad for the company... they wouldn't be doing it.... trust me.
If there was every by and large a group that personified the "WIIFM" life (That's "What's In It For Me" for those of you not typically around lawyers) it is Lawyers and Firms.
If it was a bad deal for the firm... they'd drop her in a heartbeat.
It was not just the feminists. It was a whole generation that decided they never wanted to become adults.
There is just so much wrong here........not so much in the article, but the judgemental comments made by FReepers........
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Granted, there are times when I need a break from the little one. But, I much prefer her company to any of my office mates from the corporate days.
Ideally, parents learn its NOT all about them when the midgets are born. The thing is, over the last 50 years or so, women have been told that its all about them, their happiness and fulfillment are ultimate priorities -- so they don't even question their mindset when it comes to kids.
Kids just become accessories and extensions in this mass narcissism.
It's unfortunate that such women are fertile.
I have to rather agree. People jump on the slightest thing. Perhaps if the woman wasn't quoted and the offending statement was left out, there wouldn't be quite as much venom here.
"even more self-centered"
Ah, you're implying all women are naturally self-centered; the feminists are just MORE so.
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