Sorry, I didn't hire you to mother your kids.
Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) May 12, 2013
Lynne Curry, Ph.D., SPHR (CEO of The Growth Company, Inc.) has over 30 years of experience in management consulting and frequently receives questions from clients regarding situations in the workplace. Today, Dr. Curry releases an article directed toward employees attempting to make family their top priority.
Dr. Curry received an email from a client, “…When I got hired, I told him I couldn't work overtime and wanted to be able to take leave without pay if I had a pressing family obligation. He said he allowed employees to place family first. Not true. I recently took off work because my daughter had a soccer tournament, and when I returned I learned I'd lost a promotion and bonus. When I asked why, I was told I had several reports overdue and the lateness of one made him look bad to corporate. I explained that I couldn't change the week of the soccer tournament and that he'd assured me that ‘family comes first.’ All he said was ‘Sorry, I didn't hire you to mother your kids.’ I was stunned that he would backtrack on a promise. As a result, I can't respect him and am looking for a new job. How do I find a truly family-friendly employer?”
Find out how Dr. Curry responds…
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The Growth Company, Inc. is a Human Resource and Management consulting firm specializing in soft skills training, facilitation and mediations as well as investigations, coaching and manual/policy write ups and re-writes. The Growth Company, Inc. was established in 1978 and is one of the longest lasting consulting firms in Alaska. For further information about The Growth Company or Dr. Lynne Curry click here. The Growth Company also has a Workplace Coach Blog, where Dr. Lynne Curry and other HR professionals post about everyday situations that a manager or supervisor may come across. They provide insight and the correct way to approach and handle these situations.