I am not really pointing out something new when I say that back to work moms still struggle to survive, in the chaos and cut throat competition in the workspaces out there. Where the fastest and the strongest survive and the first one to grab the opportunity takes the trophy home.
I am not implying that competition is unhealthy for back to work moms, but hey, a woman has to do two jobs at once, at home and at work. So, does she not deserve some leverage?
Big corporations should allow flexible hours for back to work moms; the idea has to be nurtured and accepted on a full scale across the workforce and in smaller corporations as well. Currently, a lot of back to work moms, find it incredibly hard to find the right footing in the workforce.
Being a mom itself is the hardest job on the planet. However, it’s the most rewarding one as well. When a mother leaves her child at home, to go off to work, she feels guilty and emotional. It’s not easy for the mother, and only another mother can relate to what she might be going through. Between the projects and presentations, her heart wants to know if everything is alright at home, that her kids are safe. No matter how busy she gets at work, she calls home to check if the kids had their dinner, sometimes to kiss the young ones goodnight, and tell them mamma will be back home soon.
There is a lot more that goes on. In that cabin, she has to fulfil two jobs at once, one using her brain and the other that her heart wants to. She manages to overcome all that and be at par with her coworkers You got to admit – she is something!
Hey, ask yourself, how many dads call home at dinnertime, to check up on their kids? I have never heard of it. Why would they do it anyway? It’s a mother’s job right? Well, not exactly. How many times does a mom check out of the office early, to get her sick kid to the hospital? A lot! What about the dad? Don’t bother dad; we know you’re busy with your meetings. After all, it’s a mother’s job!
So, next time you see a back to work mom, don’t pity her. She is as efficient as any of her coworkers. Instead, congratulate her for the amazing woman that she is, respect her and be a supportive employer.