Yesterday, Max Schireson stepped down as CEO of MongoDB, a successful and growing software company, in order to be a more involved father. He used this opportunity to give voice to the work-family struggles of today’s fathers. Why his work-family role modeling is so important.
Paternity leave seems to be the new “hot” topic. How does that relate to maternity leave? Will we finally be able to move beyond the concept of pregnancy as a disability and admit it’s important for parents of both sexes to take care of and bond with their babies? And that even among those eligible for the [Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)]’s 12 weeks unpaid leave, few can afford to take it?
It is good advice for any negotiator – male or female — to ask for what they want in terms that their counterparts will perceive as legitimate and mutually beneficial. But for women, it is especially helpful because it unburdens them from the social costs of self-advocating. By sharing this research, I hope to shed light on this bias. Most people don’t want to discriminate. With more self-awareness as negotiators and evaluators, we can work to close this gender gap.
I am happy to announce that I have a full-time post-doc position to offer for up to six years here in Frankfurt, Germany, in my team, starting in early 2015. A relatively wide range of specialties are welcome! I have a complete description at my Blog. Interested applicants could send me a CV and cover letter (email address also at Blog website).
"Far from heralding a golden era for work-life balance, a new psychological contract between employer and employee and an alternative to the 9 to 5, there are structural changes here in the way people earn a crust and for the Government, lobbyists in the TUC and others to claim different is almost certainly misleading and can only lead to bad decisions about work and workplaces."