Thursday, 4 September 2008
I heard on the morning news today a business woman billed as a 'high-flier' saying categorically that you can't have work life balance. "Choose what your focus" is she said. "HURRAH" I say. Yes, we have flexible working laws, and yes, employers should enter the 21st century to be more flexible in their approach about getting the outcomes they want from women workers - using innovative working ways as the means. But you know- women still beat themselves up about trying to get this work-life balance thing. " Once a woman makes up her mind that it's not quite achievable, somehow the stresses disappear" this wise woman said. Sorry- can't remember her name. Sooo resonates with me. I know I can't be there all the time for my children and bring home the bacon (turkey of course, being Muslim!) at the same time. But, ladies, choose when and what responsibilities you want to take on and pass on!