|it appears most women these days have to go back to work at some point after having a baby, otherwise things like the mortgage will not be paid!
Finding childcare (here) is the hard part
Even now, many women earn less than men for doing the same job, or get asked in job interviews whether they intend on having children.... Caroline.
|The trouble is finding a way to refuse to answer that won't automatically lost you the job!!!
After once being asked "So when do you and your husband intend to start a family?" (which I think the Col Blimp interviewing me thought was a correct way to put this question) and floundering, I consulted some friends and we agreed the best response would be "Sadly our first child died at birth from a serious genetic defect so I dont think that'll be an issue."
Of course I've never had the chance to test this since......but anyone who wants to, feel free!
|Ruth B wrote:|
A question you can refuse to answer as it is highly illegal to ask it!!
|it appears most women these days have to go back to work at some point after having a baby, otherwise things like the mortgage will not be paid!|
|All that is true. It's also true, though, that in the 1970s a colleague of mine who was widowed and had a young son couldn't buy a stair carpet on hire purchase because she didn't have a man to sign the agreement! Any man would have done - she offered to call one in from the street!|
|"Then she didn't continue with her music," Beverly said, almost regretfully.|
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