Re: Life Priorities

Subject: Re: Life Priorities
From: Mitch Berg <mberg -at- IS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 11:35:52 -0600

Wing, Michael J wrote:

> I'm not advocating that anyone neglect or abandon their family to do
> their job. I am saying that most companies act in their own self
> interests. If they have a job that requires 50+ hour weeks for long
> durations, they serve themselves and the applicant's best interests by
> stating that there are long hours and pressure with the job. Therefore,
> a family-person may pass up on the job before applying. Whereas, a
> non-family person, such as myself, may relish such a position.

That's all true. I've been on both sides of that answer.

Honesty on the company's part is a good thing. Suffice to say, they're
not all that honest. I had a company (one of few for which I worked as
an employee) which declared loudly "we're a family values company" - and
then casually eviscerated anyone who worked fewer hours than the
(married, no-kids, workaholic) boss.

That's the exception, I know. I guess I appreciate the original posting
company's honesty, inasmuch as that's the issue here - I knew to delete
the ad right away! (Silly me, I thought that would be that...)

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