Why Parents Aren’t Honest In The Workplace And What Can Be Done To Fix It

Photo: Fatherly.com
Photo by Fatherly.com

In most American workplaces, parents might trade stories about a toddler’s hilarious grammatical error or a pre-teen’s Mensa-level LEGO skills, but when was the last time you heard a coworker admit they missed a meeting to attend a dance recital or failed to hit a deadline because their kid is struggling in school? Talking honestly about how the demands of your job conflict with the reality of raising your kid is practically NSFW.

So, fair warning: Knowledge is power, and what follows may (depending on where you work) make you the most innovative, or the most subversive, employee at the watercooler.


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Published by waworkfam

The Washington Work and Family Coalition includes representatives of seniors, women, labor, health professionals, children’s advocates, faith communities, low income workers, employers, non-profits and other organizations. We’re working together to make it easier for parents to raise healthy children and care for aging parents; for workers to care for themselves or their partners in the event of a serious illness; and for businesses to offer modern workplace standards that improve productivity and worker health.

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