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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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:03am

I would agree, the willingness to move and relocate is the driving force here, not working status.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:03am
egd3blessed wrote:
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.

Why do you doubt that?

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:09am
tryingtoquit wrote:

Wilingness to move certainly helps.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:11am
mom34101 wrote:
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).

That doesn't sound like a good thing to me, not having to worry about staying home with the kids and etc...

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:17am
everyone has choices, we all know that. but i'm curious how familiar you are with the SAH position to know that there are no advantages in having a SAHM and a husband being more promotable?

 

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:20am

It's interesting dh works for a large international company and outside of his move to our area after college, technically he hasn't ever had to move for work.

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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:26am
egd3blessed wrote:
everyone has choices, we all know that. but i'm curious how familiar you are with the SAH position to know that there are no advantages in having a SAHM and a husband being more promotable?

I've been a sahm, so very familiar

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:31am

You said in a previous post that he was new to the job...had he not been there long enough to be eligible for FMLA?

What a terrible situation.


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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:33am
Unions get a bad rap (for good reason, in many cases), but thank god they exist for stupid management pranks like that.
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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:55am

I agree - going outside can have serious negative impact on your future financial health.

I am sort of stuck at my job for 13 more years - so I am in the suck it up phase of my career.

Just waiting for age discrimination to become a factor.

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