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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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 6:39pm

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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 8:02am
that's what live in nannies are for!

 

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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 8:13am

but some people are more motivated to get to the top than others.

i agree with this.

 

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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 8:18am
anecdotal, but a family member of mine has been employed with the same employer since applying for it at a college fair when he was a college senior, that was many years ago and he has moved up the ranks to now senior vice president. but IMO, that is rare..i agree with you that it is increasingly common to move for opportunities if you are motivated in furthering your career.

 

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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 9:05am

Yes. I advised him to send an email (so it was in writing), cc: his bosses boss

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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 10:10am
DH works with somebody who has been there 25 years, she's a great person and a hard worker but she's watched people get promoted over her or she's seen the company hire from outside, that extremely frustrates her and i can understand that..and the catch 22 is going outside and finding other work but having to start all over - or - sucking it up, her seniority there has rewarded her some nice benefits, a built up 401K and other perks.

 

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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 10:33am
I don't work for a corporation. I work at an academic library as a faculty member. My profession is predominately female, which means the pay is less than many predominately male fields. My promotions are not limited by my status as a mom. Although I would have been eligible for promotion a year earlier, had I not taken maternity leave a couple of months after starting in this position. I like that I work in an environment where it isn't a crisis for me to take off time with sick kids or for maternity leave.
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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 10:56am
cmmelissa wrote:

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?

Promotions, I think it can play a role but it doesn't always have to play a role. I think life choices are just as relevant.

Working moms - Again, I think it can but it doesn't always have to play a role.

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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 10:58am
sewchris703 wrote:

Same here.

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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:01am
egd3blessed wrote:

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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