parents with children and workplace

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2136 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I agree. We currently work for ourselves so we don’t have this issue, but we’ve both been in that position in the past. I don’t know what you can do about it, maybe it depends on where you work. It doesn’t seem fair that they would make him work, especially if he put in his request early/before the other person. Sorry I don’t have any advice, just wanted to share my thoughts on how unfair that is. 🙁

Post # 4
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@beadyscientist:  Say no and don’t feel guilty about it – why should you? A pernson’s responsibility to their job doesn’t decrease or increase based on their reproductive status. If you both have worked previous holidays at your jobs, it’s your turn to takr time off. Take it to HR if you have too. 

So what if a co-worker wants to take her kids somewhere? It’s her turn to work. 

Post # 5
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

UGH that just sucks, I’m all for people spending holidays with their kids because it sucks if they can’t be there but that in no way means they should get special treatment.  If its that important to them then they should have turned in their requests at the begining of the year like you did.  I would say no if I were you, you put in to get off before them so you should get the time off.  Just say you made plans so he can’t be on call, end of story.

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