What If You Can't Say No?
By Not Super, Just Mom on July 06, 2011
BlogHer Spotlight: Miranda - Not Super Mom.
Is work-life balance as simple as just saying no? Not according to this working mother. Read what she has to say about saying no (or not being able to).
I read a syndicated post on BlogHer today that has just kind of stuck in my head all afternoon. It discusses working moms who are chasing that elusive thing called “Work-life balance.”
The author of that post tells a couple of anecdotes about women who chose, or were perhaps forced to choose, work over life. Then she tells an anecdote about a time she informed her employers that an upcoming meeting needed to be scheduled so that it didn’t interfere with her ability to attend a performance at her children’s school. In her case, they pushed, she pushed back, and the meeting was scheduled at a time that didn’t conflict with her children’s performance.
The author posits that women in the workforce have the choice to say “no” when career obligations interfere with family obligations.