Very recently I was introduced to a church-word I had never heard before. The new word, now part of my professional lexicon, is "Creasters." Like a celebrity mash-up, it is a morphing of two words: "Christmas," and "Easter."
Most of my friends know they will get paid every other Friday, and they know they have X number of sick days. It's a routine, it's a way of life -- but it's not mine. In fact, my freelance life (and lack of a steady paycheck) is the antithesis of all they know and hold dear.
I was thrilled to be working from home: I bought a new desk, reveled in the short commute from my bedroom to my home office, and enjoyed not having to get dressed up one day a week. After four months in my new job, though, I stopped working from home.
Anyone following this mislead will be on the wrong side of working moms, marathoners, the differently abled, the young, the aging, the executive caring for her in-laws, even the single guy with a new puppy!
Why is Yahoo now requiring all its employees -- even those who were hired with the understanding that they could work from home -- to report to an office beginning in June? Is working from home a bad policy?
With record numbers of women in the 113th Congress, will we see more female chiefs of staff? Will having more women in leadership positions result in better workplace policies? Could all of that lead to a more functional workplace overall?
When I was in college, no one talked about what kind of career women should choose that could work well with having a family. There was very little discussion about what to do after college at all, actually.