I recently heard a story regarding an employee that had requested a sit down with their Manager to discuss a pay-rise after close to 10 years of employment.
To determine the pay-rise, her Manager rattled off a few things around her career path and then threw in the cheeky question of “Will you be having any more kids?”.
It baffles me to think this is still happening?!
I’m by no means saying this happens all the time and tarring everyone with the same brush, but it shouldn’t happen at all.
Stop moving the goalposts for working mums. Yes, mums may need to take some time off to spend with their kids during school holidays, yes kids get sick, and yes they may want to have more children in the future…
Working Mums are also moulding these young people into healthy and mindful adults and at the same time turning up to work and giving it their all.
I take my hat off to all the working mums out there trying to juggle everything at once.