Working women without children resentful of flexible working for parents

Working women without children resentful of flexible working for parents

Working women who are non-parents are increasingly resentful of colleagues who are granted ‘flexibility’ for having children, a study has found.

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Comments (2)

  • Caroline101
    Caroline101
    Wed, 5 Mar 2014 3:41pm GMT
    I agree with Donna's comment. It is about all having access to flexibility, benefits and work life balance. For those that are unable or choose not to have children there is no opportunity to paid leave other than annual in most organisations.
  • Donna 73
    Donna 73
    Wed, 5 Mar 2014 12:49pm GMT
    I used to work in a pool of HR consultants and I was the only one that didn't have young children. Every time we took on a new client that wasn't based in the local area, they were given to me as my colleagues couldn't travel because of child care commitments. In the end, I was working away from home 5 days a week which had a serious impact on my work life balance. It would be easy/lazy to resent my female colleagues but the answer is for everyone to have access to the same choices re. flexibility and work life balance. I decided to leave and work for an employer that gave me that flexibility. The result? My career has prospered, partly because I'm happy and healthy and have a good sense of perspective.

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