Women are from Mars?

Something’s been troubling us at Skylark Towers for some time now. baskets Asics Pre Galaxy No, not the raging media debate over Cheryl Cole’s X Factor appearance (really, it’s not that, I assure you). ugg pas cher femme nike air max 90 goedkoop fjallraven kanken sale uk air max chaussures adidas pas cher chaussures nike air max pas cher fjallraven kanken large 20 L It’s watching good friends go from being sucessful, busy, smart career woman within the PR circuit, to dropping out of their careers and losing all their confidence… Cheap Fjallraven Kanken Bags via that rocky route also known as maternity leave. puma chaussure 2018 asics chaussures Adidas Heren Fjällräven Kånken Ryggsäckar In this day and age – when maternity leave is pretty much nine months for most (employed) women – and men’s paternity leave is gradually being extended; why does this continue to happen? PR in particular is a predominantly female-dominated industry, with a large proportion of its members – both junior and senior- in most agencies, women. asics pas cher Fjallraven Kanken Classic Nike Air Huarache Heren nike air max 2017 grijs Solde yeezy boost nike air max pas cher nike tn requin pas cher Why on earth then, do women in relatively senior PR careers find themselves ‘managed out the door’ and left with zero confidence and aspiration, simply because they have chosen to have a baby? 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A friend who is about to return to work from maternity leave said to me last week: “I know that when I go back I’ll be expected to fit five days’ work into three days, so I’ve decided to go back for four days rather than three so I can cope”. ugg femme pas cher New Balance Of course, not every woman returning from maternity leave is dedicated and focused; that’s par for the course, and there are exceptions; but every single one I have met, just wants the chance to do her job to the best of her ability and not have to relinquish her career. ugg australia pas cher femme Fjallraven Kanken Classic Scarpe Nike Store There is of course the argument that many women choose NOT to have children, and why should their workload increase because a colleague has chosen to take maternity leave? Of course you can choose not to have kids. But equally, you can choose to have them and if your workload has escalated due to someone’s mat leave, that’s an issue for your boss, not a gripe for the new mother. nike goedkoop online Soldes Asics 2017 Nike Air Max 2017 Heren groen There are also great businesses out there who support returning women, but in the PR industry they seem few and far between. air max pas cher nike air max 2017 heren zwart air max pas cher Personally I’ve not experienced this because by the time I had a baby I worked for myself. nike air max 2016 goedkoop But I have watched friends go through it and I’m also a business owner and that makes me pretty much an impartial observer. fjällräven kånken Laptop 17 Sac À Dos Kånken Fjällräven Fjallraven Kanken Kinderen And what I have observed is that the people holding working mums back, sniping at them, and managing them out the business, are not men, as you might expect, they’re women, and sorry to say, but often women without children. doudoune moncler pas cher Air Max 2017 Goedkoop Asics Gel Lyte 3 Pas Cher Nike Air Max 2016 Heren Nike Air Max 2017 Heren grijs nike air max 2017 heren In fact I’ll be the first to admit that in the past, pre-baby, I was as bad – assuming that when a woman came back from mat leave, she wouldn’t really be on the ball or focused. 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