Article: Quitting Your Job to Be a Full-Time Mom Is Probably a Bad Idea

After a particularly stressful return to "reality" after a week long vacation, I was questioning my decision to stay in the workforce. I am extremely lucky to work at a place like AECOM that allows me to adjust my hours to fit my home-schedule, and allows me to be a parent. I recently reduced my hours back to 25 a week so that I can spend a little more time with my daughter, while still maintaining my career.

Here is my favorite passage from the article:
"As Warner points out in the JK About That Opt Out Revolution piece, smartphones and computers and whatzitgadgets have all but shackled workers to their employers, and the expectation of constant availability means that the demands of corporate employment keep people from fully engaging with their families even when they're not "supposed" to be working. A number of women cited in the Times piece say they dropped out of the workforce because they thought it was a healthy decision for their marriage and their kids, but it seems that a healthier decision for everyone involved would be if companies allowed parents some flexibility — telecommuting, more flexible hours, actual goddamn time off to be a real person outside of dronehood."

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