? re: having it all
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|Sat, 07-05-2003 - 2:06pm|
Do you think it is at all selfish or self-serving to want to "have it all?" By that, I mean, the family AND the career?
Leaving children out of it, what about the effects of your family on your co-workers? How do you think the co-worker who's stuck at her desk making YOUR deadline while you're coaching your kid's t-ball team or watching DD at a dance recital (b/c no one on this board ever seems to miss any of those things for work) feels? Or how about YOUR workload when it's dumped on them when you miss work AGAIN b/c DD/DS is sick? You'd don't think it's a teeny bit selfish for you to "have it all" at the expense of others?
I know my best friend resents being the one who has to stay late at the office b/c her co-workers have to "pick up the kids before the sitter closes" or "I just can't miss Johnny's ballgame--certainly you don't mind covering for me" (Yes, she minds, very much). Or being asked to put in OT on the weekends while co-workers w/kids weasle out of it. Where do you draw the line?