In awkward, babies in adult places, childfree, new moms on June 20, 2011 at 5:23 am
i’ve been writing posts about kids in the workplace lately. i thought i had it bad with a bored coworker who’s on maternity leave. that’s nothing.
i just discovered like it is – a fantastic childfree blog. she has a post called childfree – so how professional is it to permanently bring your kids to work? it’s about people who bring their kids/babies with them every day to work. read it. you’ll be horrified. imagine visiting a chiropractor who keeps the infant in the office so that she can continue her career uninterrupted! or going to a business or networking function only to be seated next to a 5 year old!!
while i don’t like having to shut my office door while the baby comes for a visit, i suppose i can at least be grateful that it’s not there to stay.
thanks for the point of reference, britgirl.
In awkward, childfree, manners, new moms on January 16, 2011 at 7:39 am
i had a meeting at work the other morning. i’ll give you an inventory of the attendees to give you some context:
- me (childfree)
- my boss (who adores children)
- my manager (who has one kid)
- guest 1 (just had baby a few months ago)
- guest 2 (due to have a spring baby)
the first 10 minutes of the meeting was baby talk.
oh, let’s all share stories of our labour. and talk about all of our friends’ labours. well when i got there, my cervix was ____ centimeters. oh, well i had a labour-inducing massage. what? your labour was 4 days?
good grief. i wanted to go all apeshit in there, throw the boardroom table over, toss some chairs around.
what? it seems to be assumed that because we’re all women it’s ok to just whip out the cervix discussion at the boardroom table. after all, we’re all here for one sole purpose, right?
i have a hunch that had there been a man or two in the room that conversation would not have gone as far as it did. as far as i’m concerned, the fact that it happened at all is pretty unacceptable.