One or two emails that come in with the WFH subject line are common enough: Sick children, sick adult, work being done at the house and vet appointments are all part of daily life. I am thankful to work for a company that allows us to be flexible with our working arrangements and work from home when needed.
It's the days when there is a teacher workday or school closure and the WFH messages flood my inbox that I realize how hard great daycare is to come by.
The Washington Post recently ran some numbers and the results were disheartening: More than 75% of moms polled have indicated that in order to take care of their children, they have done one of the following:
- Passed up on career advancement opportunities
- Switched jobs for one with more flexibility
- Left the workforce
What is your current daycare situation like while you are at work? Share with me in the comments.