Moving Up the Corporate Ladder?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
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: 01-15-2006
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 6:05am

it's not about my husband "not wanting" to do those things, it's about our arrangement.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 6:09am

actually, this happened once with us too. our oldest was two when we had to admit her to the hospital because she got terribly sick, she was there for a couple of days. i think DH did cut his travels short, i don't really remember. but i do remember what a godsend our neighbor was in watching my then infant middle daughter so i could stay with DD1, we were in arizona at the time and we had no family nearby.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 6:14am
i joined DS on a field trip last year, it was a great day. but i didn't consider my being there really an opportunity to bond with him, i was there to help the teacher and the other kids that were there too.

field trips are fun but not bonding experiences IME, Lol.

 

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 6:17am

Hey, you! It's good to see you again!


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 7:12am
I hate field trips, from just about every angle you can hate them. I hate going to a museum or historic site and trying to work around groups of nooisy children who are excited to be out for the day but paying no attention to where they are and why. I think everyone would be better off if "field trips" consisted of no more than five or six children and an adult doing a focused tour that lasted no more than an hour. I also hate the idea of a gaggle of children on a school bus travelling for an hour or two to somewheree. Those busses are death traps. I also hate being the parent trying to keep all their lunches, name tags, gift shop purchases and whatnot together. I would much rather take my child to a museum myself than send him off with an entire class of children who are quite naturally distracting each other from whatever the purpose of the visit was.
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 7:15am

One thing I loved about dd's elementary school was that they did not allow parents to chaperone trips. ;) Suited me splendidly.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 7:42am

my kids get excited about the bus rides on field trips, that's the only time they get to experience it because they don't ride them to/from school, Lol.

about museums, you probably would have appreciated the 9/11 exhibit my 8th grader and her class went to earlier last month at one of the local museums. some of what they saw were the real pieces from the world trade center, the real assignment black board of the fire station that lost the most firemen, one of those lost was the twin sister of a school teacher here and her picture was in a frame..the exhibit went on for about a month and DD begged me to see it, when i went i was extremely moved by what i saw!

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 8:34am

Until last month, neither DH nor I scrubbed the toilets.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 8:37am

I liked field trips becasue it gave me a chance to see how my kid interacted with the other kids and bond with the other parents.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 8:48am

i suppose getting to sit next to mom or dad on the bus could be bonding.

 

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