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Working Mothers Improve: Prescription Pickup | Working Mother

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2. Remote check-in, or at least via kiosks. Airlines have figured this out; why can’t pharmacies? If customers enter their own info, the one pharmacist working doesn’t have to. She can focus on getting your prescriptions. 3. Prescription sync-up. Some kids’ vitamins are available by prescription only. And maybe you or your partner rely on prescriptions year-round How annoying is it when you run out of one just a couple days before the next prescription is ready for pickup? If the pharmacy coordinated renewing each member of your family’s meds at the exact same time, you and their workers would […]

Working mothers face a ‘wall’ of bias—but there are ways to push back | Science | AAAS

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Working mothers face a ‘wall’ of bias—but there are ways to push back By Lesley Evans Ogden Apr. 10, 2019 , 3:00 PM When Isabel Escobar thought about applying for the position as chair of her chemical engineering department at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington in 2018, she knew that she was qualified. Over the previous 15 years, she’d moved up the academic ladder at her former institution, the University of Toledo in Ohio, from an assistant professorship to becoming a full professor and associate dean. That’s why it was so jarring to hear from a new colleague, […]

Feminists Aghast That Kellyanne Conway’s Position On Working Mothers Differs From Theirs | Dana Loesch Radio

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Third wave feminists are always looking for a brawl and, in absence of one, will manufacture it. The latest is Kellyanne Conway’s remark about mothers working in the White House. It’s not what Conway said, but rather say: Kellyanne Conway said that mothers should not accept high-powered career opportunities—a standard that does not apply to fathers, in Conway’s opinion. Wait, what? “I do politely mention to them the question isn’t would you take the job, the male sitting across from me who’s going to take a big job in the White House. The question is would you want your wife […]

Japan Is Among the Hardest Countries for Working Mothers. These Families Want to Change That. – The New York Times

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Rosa Argyropoulos, 44, Tokyo My husband and I met in Tokyo. He’s from Greece, and I’m from New York. In the first year after our twin boys were born, my husband worked his regular hours, leaving me to care for the infants. That led to my postpartum depression. Family members flew in to help, but most could only stay a few weeks. My in-laws came for two months, which was crucial for my recovery. But our parents are too old to take 16-hour flights just to help with cooking and watching the twins so we can sleep. When my health […]

Mom’s Viral Post Lists All Of Our Ridiculous Expectations For Working Mothers And It’s Exhausting

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Society has laid unnecessary pressure on mothers since the dawn of time. Nowadays, most moms are expected to “have it all,” and to keep everything together while working, parenting, and somehow also making time for themselves. It’s pretty ridiculous to think one human being can do so many things at once. Yes, moms are superheroes, but they’re also people and it’s impossible to try and keep up with everyone else’s standards of the “ideal” parent. Just take it from this mom who recently posted to Facebook about all of society’s ridiculous expectations for working mothers and you’ll be exhausted just […]

How Silicon Valley can tap working mothers to close its gender gap

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Over and over, Emily Holtz Patterson heard the same questions when she started looking for work a few months after the birth of her second daughter: “So, I see this gap on your resume… ” “Are you sure you want to come back? Are you sure you want to go back to work?” “Tech changes so fast. How are you going to keep up?” Patterson has a degree in management information systems and 10 years of tech industry experience; it had never taken her more than six weeks to find a job. But for the first time in her career, […]

Kelly Brook dubbed ‘judgmental’ for blasting working mums

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Kelly Brook came under fire for claiming some working mothers use their children as an ‘excuse’ to skip deadlines or miss work.  The 38-year-old model – who doesn’t have any children – shocked viewers with her controversial remarks during a discussion on Monday’s episode of Loose Women.  Discussing whether it is a mother’s job to look after their sick children, Kelly claimed that ‘professional’ women never discuss their kids in the work place.  Blasted: Kelly Brook came under fire for claiming some working mothers use their children as an ‘excuse’ to skip deadlines or miss work during Monday’s Loose Women She […]

In Japan, working mothers battle overwork culture

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Kumi Matsumoto has a problem. She has a full-time job. But she’s Japanese and working full-time in Japan can mean something different than in other places, like the US. “I think in Japan, working full-time means working 24 hours. I mean full time, 100 percent warrior,” she says. “We call it business warriors.”  Matsumoto works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. That’s where she is this morning, seated at a small table in a cafeteria. It’s just before 10 a.m. and workers are swiping their ID cards to enter the glass building. Matsumoto loves her job, but she […]

Four-day working week trial a bonus for working mums

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Four-day working week trial taking place * Why Kiwis are working fewer hours than ever * New Zealand’s most overworked jobs He said staff were also discouraged from working overtime as the trial was supposed to reflect the productivity of workers per hour. “Studies have shown the longer employees work the more their productivity levels drop.” Barnes said because most people were conditioned to working five days a week, some staff struggled initially. It was important for businesses to pick the appropriate time to do a four-day week trial, as one of the teams within the organisation opted out of […]

Canada is much friendlier than the U.S. when it comes to working mothers

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Canadian and American flags at the U.S./Canada border March 1, in Pittsburg, N.H. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images) Women in that country are more likely to work, and work longer hours, than their U.S. counterparts. However, neither Canada nor the United States has come close to closing the pay gap between men and women, a blemish on both countries’ gender equality records. (Canada ranks 18th among “very high human development countries” on this metric; the United States ranks 45th.) Looking at how many women are working is important because not too long ago, few were able to work outside the home at all. Though women […]