I asked Facebook to work part-time from home after I had my baby. They said no—so I quit. (via CNBCMakeIt)
A year ago, I had to make the hardest decision of my life: Choose between my dream job at Facebook and my baby girl.
Facebook's benefits for new parents were quite generous by US standards, including four months' paid leave, $4,000 in "baby cash," partial reimbursement of childcare expenses and ample lactation rooms in every building
After my daughter was born, I soaked up as much time with her as I could. I loved her tiny yawns and delicious toes — and dreaded the end of my leave. During wakeful nights of nursing, my mind ran in circles scheming on how to return full-time. I wished for on-site child care so I could bring her to work and take nursing breaks.
I also wrote another letter about my experience and shared it on Facebook in an internal group for all Facebook employees. I told them I knew the company could do better. Almost instantly, my phone buzzed with a comment. Then again, and again.
Reading through the comments, I thought about how, in Sandberg's book "Lean In," she urged companies to accommodate women and mothers, but conspicuously never mentioned part-time options or extended parental leave.Read more: CNBC
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MakeIt It is really hard to find a life balance. I have been looking for a while, jobs that want you part time also ask, why are you applying part time? I’m still not choosing between money and family. I can always recover money, now time, I can never get that back! MelissaArmo MakeIt Your baby girl will give you much more enjoyment than Facebook & she will be an ever greater contribution to the Planet (if brought up a good citizen) than anything you might have produced for Facebook & they would take all the credit!!
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