Thursday, November 03, 2011

Childless women 'vilified by bosses'

Why NOT having a family could ruin your career.
According to her findings, bosses often regard those who opt not to have a family as cold and odd.

They can be vilified, refused jobs and denied promotions, because some employers feel female staff who don't want children lack an 'essential humanity'.

Researcher Dr Caroline Gatrell, who spent six years researching women in the workplace, explained: 'Women who explicitly choose career over kids are often vilified at work and face enormously unjust treatment.'
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Anonymous said...

I don't know - my husband's company is thrilled when a job candidate won't have daycare issues and really frowns on hiring young parents - both men and women..

Anonymous said...

Really, there is no reason to discriminate against such a personal choice. You do not know about a person's life until you walked in their shoes. Maybe they could never afford one, maybe they never found the right person to be with, and maybe they have a genetic disorder they didn't want to pass on. You don't know, so don't judge.