Moving Up the Corporate Ladder?

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Moving Up the Corporate Ladder?
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Mon, 10-17-2011 - 1:06pm

Promotions - do you think that your working status plays a role?

Working moms - do you think that your status as a mom limits you on how far you can be promoted in your field?

SAHMs - do you think that your spouse is more promotable because your status gives him more flexibility at work?

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Mon, 10-17-2011 - 8:08pm
THIS. This was my first thought. Glad to see I wasn't alone.

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Mon, 10-17-2011 - 8:49pm

I don't understand what prejudices you mean.

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Mon, 10-17-2011 - 9:14pm

To continue the "what if" theme, if you had asked or just indicated that you wanted the promotion, do you think that you would have gotten it?

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Mon, 10-17-2011 - 9:16pm

Same here.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 6:10am

i do think discrimination exists in teh work force.

i was once of the opinion that my working status didn't matter to DH's climb up the corporate ladder, that he would be successful with or without my working, but over time i have come to understand that my not working has enabled him to move up.

 

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 7:01am

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 7:54am
thanks for that cynism but if you would have actually read my entire post you would have read what alternatives we looked at in deciding to move for job opportunities, we've been very fortunate. i don't know what your friend's situation looks like and i'm afraid to guess, but i doubt it's "similar" to mine.

 

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 7:57am

Wilingness to move certainly helps.

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 9:27am
Your SAH may have enable it, but it isn't indicative of discrimination. I'ts not like his bosses said "Joe, you have a SAH wife. You get promoted. bob, your wife works, tough luck."

Instead, Joe was able to work more hours and/or was willing to move for the promotion - because his wife SAH. Bob wasn't able to put in the xtra time and was unwiling to move. thus no promotion.

It's not discrimination.

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 10:42am
Sure, working status plays a role in promotions. Sah for 6 years meant no raises and no promotions during that time. Working pt has meant that it's taken longer for me to get promoted. If I'd never had kids, my career would look different, but I wouldn't change a thing. I didn't sah to help my dh in his career, but I think that me first sah and then woh pt has helped his career. He hasn't had to worry about staying home with sick kids, taking off for routine dr visits, or picking kids up from dc at a certain time. That's something we didn't forsee when I first sah (at that time, we thought he was a "lifer" at a huge company--then the telecom bust happened).

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