What right does *she* have to work?
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|Tue, 04-01-2003 - 6:44am|
They were discussing a co-worker. This woman just moved here from NY, and due to the differential in housing costs, is living quite nicely off the sale of her home on Long Island. AND working FT. She has no children, just a SO. He is making decent money also.
I was a little astounded at the attitude that she has no right to have this job, when she doesn't *need* to work. She is taking away from the mom who has kids to feed, who *needs* to work. Blah blah blah.
I'm usually not bothered with gossip, but I did find this attitude bothersome. Where would we draw the line? Anyone who knows me, knows I am as sappy as the next guy in regards to children. But, in the retail business, I can say the kids are used as the reason for requesting nights and/or weekends off. Which is not fair to those who are childless. Very few retail establishments offer "mothers" hours. The co-worker in question is *not* working family friendly hours. Mostly nights. And also, a seperate question, pulled from the post below. Should the traveling and over nights be delegated to those who DON'T have family? Personally, I have always been keen on traveling. (Providing they put me up in a place with room service ;-)
How much SHOULD family factor in when applying for, or filling a position?