It's days like this that remind me why money shouldn't be the only consideration when choosing a company to work for. My 2-year old just spent a whole 8.5 hours in my office while I finished financial reporting.
I woke up this morning to a sick toddler with a 100 degree temp. When you're a single parent who lives miles away from your parents, you usually have 1 of 3 options: Pay a sitter, sit home and miss work, or send your kid to school sick (while you patiently wait on that call from the daycare). Today reminded me of why I chose to work for this company over the other three that offered me positions. During the interview process, I asked questions about flexibility, i.e., possibility of working from home, how much more important results are than hours worked, etc. And I got the right vibes. So when two companies offered to pay me more than this one, I declined. Being able to work from home, take off in emergencies, and bring my child to work save me more money and stress than a few extra thousand ever would.
When companies care about their employees, everybody wins. Do your research. Ask the right questions. And never be afraid to admit a job/company is not a good fit for you.
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