You are making a lot of assumptions without knowing much about her situation. This is a family owned business with few co-workers. It was a situation agreed upon by all the other employees and owners.
You may have a hard time visualizing how it could work, or think that people *must* have felt put out by the situation, but that doesnt mean you are right. There are situations where I could see it being okay, it just depends.
"Now when I need help, I look in the mirror" ~Kanye West~
I remember taking a job as a Director for a small amount of time, but I had a parent that needed me to watch her girls while she stayed with her ill Mother for a week. The 2 girls were able to be in daycare while I was there, but the baby needed to stay in the office with me. It was a week of Hell. That baby needed more attention than I was able to give her. I didn't get anything done that week, but I did get paid very well from the parent for my time, but I felt guilty taking my paycheck for that week of work I had not done.
I can see in some situations it may work out depending on the type of job, what the employees think, what age the child is, etc.
I had even thought for a short amount of time of taking on a Nanny job and taking my Daughter with me, but the more I thought about it I don't think it would have worked. I think someone would have suffered most likely being her.
This is actually a subject with which I have a bit of experience. I was a teacher,animal care tech.
I work in a mostly male office with men whose wives are mostly SAHM's.