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You boss is telling you that he assumes all working parents have a partner who is responsible for the child care, because that was his experience. Obviously this isn't true for more than 50% of parents, so the question for him is what would it take for him to employ some of those people? In the EU, I think you're entitled to take unpaid time off for child ...


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A generous interpretation of that is... Rearing children is a full-time responsibility. He was giving his wife as a real-life example. He intended no implication of gender dynamics. Just that someone in partnership needs to do the work. There is a less generous interpretation but it doesn't change the answer much. What he is telling you is that if you work ...


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If you want feedback on the impact of leaving early, I would suggest you talk to your colleagues to see what their thoughts and ideas are. Chances are there will be a couple of stories about some people who leave early and the potential condition of their careers now. People stay back because there is a culture of staying back. This could be because of your ...


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Does anyone also feel like they should stay extra hours at work or feel bad if leave on the time and others are still there? When I first started my professional career, I used to feel that way. I was in a carpool, and had to leave in order to get a ride home. Most of my co-workers were still working. Eventually, I learned not to measure myself based on ...


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