Assignment 2: Project Paper
Bus 309-Business Ethics
My first child was born on March 18th 1990, I knew then that my family and raising my child was my number one priority. You see, I grew up in a home where my mother worked over sixty hours a week and we (her children) were known as “latch key kids”. We were expected to come home from school every day and lock the doors and stay inside out of the neighbor’s sight until my mother came home, which was later that evening sometime after 7 pm. Growing up in this environment taught me the being without parental supervision can and did get me and by three brothers ...view middle of the document...
I realized immediately that this was not the job for me because I wanted a healthy and stable balance between my family and career. I wanted to be off on the weekends and work a 9 a.m. to 5p.m.Monday thru Friday so I could be home with my son in the evening and holidays.
Corporate America along with the Nursing Home Facility I mentioned early did not think about me. I represented most working women employees, and often times Corporations are more concerned with the company bottom line (their finances). However, the real bottom line is if their employees are happy then they (the employee) are more productive and more encouraged to go over and beyond the employer’s expectation. The sooner Corporations realize that they do need people and that good people makes a difference, we will be in a better position. For me, Corporate America did not fit my career and family life. I had to work part time for the majority of my son’s life; until he was 10 years old. And at that time I began working for my current employer Grady Memorial Hospital. One of the main accommodations that my current employer provides is onsite day care services.
For workers who wish to combine their career and raising a family. I believe that specialized organizational arrangements should be made. These arrangements should include providing onsite childcare for infant through pre-kindergarten age, as well as after school program provisions. The services should be provided to working parents at a discounted rate. Childcare is so expensive, if the parents cannot afford to pay children then what would be the purpose of them working? I also believe that working from home should be offered if remote connectivity is available. More and more people are working in their pajamas literally. This is a nice compromise for the company because usually an employee will be willing to work longer than 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Not to mention, not only will this help with a possible child care issue, this could potential save a noticeable amount of money on transportation. Another option worth mentioning is flex time. If an employee is marriage and their spouse works in the daytime but is a home in the evening changing their shift from morning to evening maybe a plausible solution? The idea for must companies should be try to retain the knowledgeable and dependable employee. Most human resources manager would agree that high turnover rates can damage a company’s bottom line as well.
In my opinion, all companies should feel obligated to allow an employee the flexibility to outline a plan that would bring about a healthy balance between their career and family life. And Companies would not be moving beyond the social responsibility of business because having steadiness between my career and family life has shape me into a well-rounded individual. It allows me to be less stressed therefore, focusing on things that increases revenue and can significantly improve my job performance.