Which of the following are you trying to fit with your job/career? ________________________________________________________________________
Caring for infants (0-11 months)
Was there ever a time when you felt there was an unspoken barrier or preconceived notion that interfered with your job or career? Please share.
Yes all through the last few months. The feeling of i can't give my career all that it needs from me right now because my family needs more of me.
What is one thing you wish your employer understood about you and your life?
My life is not JUST about the job and title and the neat little box. Its a lot of other priorities and interests and passions that defines how I show up everyday. Sometimes those backdrop circumstance changes or demands more and its unfair to expect the same level of commitment and results consistently at work for employees.
If you could change one thing about your job to make it easier for you to fit work with your other professional, educational, or caregiver responsibilities, what would it be?
Quit! Oh I already did that ????. I think the answer will look different for everyone but just understanding that it is your decision and assess what you need to do for you.
HOW EASY WAS IT TO PUT (AND MAINTAIN) A CHILDCARE/ELDERCARE ARRANGEMENT TOGETHER AND DID IT WORK FOR YOUR FAMILY?
Of all your professional, educational, or caregiver responsibilities, which creates the most stress with your job/career? Please share why?
Professional Job. Meetings all day everyday with multiple deliverables while everything else had changed and was unpredictable.
Thinking about fitting your job/career with your professional, educational, or caregiver responsibilities, is there anything that used to be manageable that no longer is? Is there anything that used to be able to count on, that you no longer can?
Childcare: school/daycare available 8am to 6pm
[If pursuing education] What level of education are you pursuing?__________________________________________________________________________________
Advanced Degree beyond a Masters (e.g., JD, MD, Ph.D., EdD)
[If pursuing education] What motivated you to pursue education at this time, and what do you hope to gain?
Need to grow and develop myself to make more impact in the organizational diversity and inclusion space.
[If pursuing education] What are the biggest hurdles you face completing your educational pursuit while fitting in your job/career your caregiver responsibilities? How do you overcome them?
Time. Maintain discipline and being organized around deliverables for school to make sure I anticipate any major family event and submit assignments ahead if needed.
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