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Working mom’s goal: Flexibility

A New York Times story says that not every women aspires to a high-powered job: many just want flexibility. A poll from the Families and Work Institute shows that only 37 percent of working women want a job with more responsibility, and only a quarter of working mothers with children under 18 would work full-time if money weren't an issue. Sarah Uttech, a mother who works full-time, says that for her, the ability to work from home on a regular basis has been a saving grace, and because of her, her employer has made official telecommuting policies. However, only about a third of employers allow regular work from home.

Read it at the New York Times

July 9, 2013 12:14 PM