Four times as many people are out of the workforce due to adultcare as are out due to childcare.
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(Note: Some links in this post contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase.) Last week I heard Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Unfinished Business, speak at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. She spoke about the balancing act between paid work and unpaid caregiving and said, […]
Kristina Butler is the CEO of KB Career Solutions. Like many of the working daughters we feature, Kristina feels most competent when she’s working. Where and when do you feel most competent? I feel most competent when I am engaged in conversation with job seekers about best practices for the most strategic job search results. It […]
“You’re mother should come live with you,” the doctor said, “Why isn’t she getting out more? You don’t call her every day?” “I travel a lot,” I stammered. “My sister calls her every day.” He proceeded to tell me about a seminar he attended, at Harvard he noted, about the importance of socialization for the […]
“Is it too soon?” This is how I start my vacation request emails to my boss. That’s because every time I return from a vacation, I submit another request for more time off. Vacations remind me what’s good – spending time with my family, reading books, sleeping late, and logging off. Sadly, not everyone gets that reminder. […]
Truth is, I’m unemployable. At least that’s how I feel on days like the one I had yesterday. Yesterday, I had to take my father to a 10 a.m. appointment. I left my house at 9:30 and got to his assisted living facility at 9:45. He wasn’t ready. I called the man we were meeting […]
One weekend last summer I got a call that something was wrong at my parents’ house and could I go check on them immediately. I left the house the next morning and didn’t return for a week. It turned out they were both sick and in seven days I admitted my father to the ER, […]