Leaned in, Screwed Over
As a new mother, I put everything on the line for my job. I wish I hadn’t.
Medium, July 22, 2013
Shortly before the end of my maternity leave, I called my boss to discuss my new schedule. We’d agreed that I would work from home two days per week—but which days, we hadn’t decided.
“How about Mondays and Wednesdays?” I asked.
“I don’t think I want you doing that,” he replied.
“What do you mean?” I asked, trying to smooth the edge of alarm in my voice.
He’d changed his mind, he said flatly. He needed me to be in the office full-time. Every day.
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