Cherry Creek drafting a couple of cover letters, and sending my resume into cyberspace. Thank you Andrew Hudson for your fabulous PR jobs list. I am checking it & others out every couple of days. But after spending more on a grande 1/2 skim, 1/2 soy decaf extra hot latte (what, thats high maintenance?) and a mixed berry muffin than one of the part-time jobs that caught my interest is offering to pay, I decided to was time to go across the street and check out the offerings at West Elm. Great; I could spend an entire year's paycheck from the aforementioned job in a matter of four minutes here. Time to forget about jobs - and rugs and lamps, go get Adina from pre-school, and move on.
So we know that the way work has worked just doesn't work for many of today's educated and experienced women. Sure, there are notable companies that have risen to the occasion and created opportunities for us to off-ramp and on-ramp at different stages of our careers, and made flextime work arrangements more available. Still, too many women looking for any schedule other than full time, Monday through Friday, 8 to 5, are faced with having to accept positions beneath their skill sets, and/or with ridiculously low pay.
HOW CAN WE PUT OUR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE TO WORK AND MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR FAMILIES, AND OURSELVES, AT THE SAME TIME?
In the Denver Post a few days ago, Dave Maney proclaimed that "full-time, 9-to-5 work is a relic of the pre-Internet days." According to Maney, companies no longer need to buy into the very expensive idea that work is best accomplished by organizing people to show up together at the same office or factory at the same time five days a week for a specific amount of pay and benefits. Because the internet allows work tasks to get accomplished in so many ways - freelancing websites, software-based office automation, contract workers, foreign call centers, Indian IT help desks, virtual receptionists, etc., Maney, quoting policy expert Andrei Cherny, says we are at the beginning of "Individual Age Economics" or the "Individual Economy."
I'm looking. And I'm thinking about it.
How about you?