I seldom talk about why I started my consulting company. Well, being a victim of pregnancy discrimination can open your eyes to things that really matter in life. Andrea Williams over at Daily Parent did an amazing job on the article.
My Story: I was a Victim of Pregnancy Discrimination
People wonder why I didn’t quit my job as the office manager of an intermodal transportation company the first time I heard him say it. The owner, my boss, was very clear when he said that he always got rid of pregnant women because he didn’t want to pay for maternity leave or saved vacation time. I didn’t leave because, quite simply, I needed the job. My husband had taken a huge pay cut to pursue his dream, and we had to pay rent, car notes, other bills and stay on top of our mortgage on our home in another state.
But needing a steady paycheck didn’t make me stupid or naïve. I began writing down everything he said about pregnant women – including dates and times – as well as my value to the company. I’ve kept a journal since I could write, so I guess my tendency to document everything started there. Later, a mentor introduced me to Franklin Covey calendars and project management. I loved the calendars because it was easy to keep record of my day, and I also took a project management course, which reinforced record keeping. Ultimately, all of these things – and the notes I kept – came in very handy.
Read more at http://bit.ly/PregWork.