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Underwater reefs “for working moms

Underwater reefs

Your report for the upcoming talks should be on the table with the boss the day after tomorrow. Suddenly they announce that the negotiations are postponed until tomorrow, so everything should be ready in the morning.

Alas, one must always be ready for such turns: unexpected rumors occur in every office. It is always better to finish an important document early, about a day before it is required.

The main principle is forethought. But, of course, the knowledge of this saying will not solve your problem now, when the report is not completed, and the nurse must be released at 8 pm.

What to do? Adapt to the situation.

The documents you need to work with are not marked “top secret”? You are not working in a closed enterprise? Then the paper in the bag – and run to the child!

On the way, without losing time, we call wherever possible – we are looking for an assistant who is ready to feed the baby with dinner and bathe. It seems, the 15-year-old daughter of neighbors was looking for ways to earn extra money?

Of course, if the home does not have the necessary programs in the computer (by the way, why?), Then the situation worsens. A lesson for the future: you and your home computer should be ready to ensure that at home you can work no less efficiently than in the office.

In general, if you don’t finish the report at home, the action plan is as follows. Early in the morning we come to the office and, turning on the maximum speed, we finish everything.

But for this it is important to negotiate with all the “team members”: with the husband so that he throws the child in the morning to the grandmother or in kindergarten, or with the nanny – so that she too comes early.

The final meeting on the deal of the century can not be missed, but here they call from kindergarten: the child has a temperature of 39 ° C! We all lose our mind when something is wrong with the child, and we are not near.

We urgently need to be there: to rush, to save – the maternal instinct is activated. And this reaction is normal, it is laid by nature.

And if on the eve there was a sleepless night, then the anxiety is aggravated by general depression – and we are not able to adequately assess the situation.

What to do? Stop blaming yourself.

The kid got sick, not because you, heartless mother, go to work, instead of taking care of him day and night. All children are ill – and at home, at caring moms, too. The child has a temperature, and in the garden or at home, is not so important.

By the way, there are professional nurses in the garden, so in a sense the child is even better there. And he will certainly be safe before your arrival. (And if you’re not sure, then change the kindergarten!)

The final meeting will not last forever, in the evening you will definitely be at home. Try to take time off tomorrow to care for the sick baby and encourage him.

If it does not work, in the breaks (and they are in any, the most important meetings) grab the notebook and look for someone who can sit for a day with the child: mother, sister, girlfriend.

Underwater reefs

A colleague fell ill, now all her work will fall on you. The key client of the company is very angry and waits for the report after 48 hours.

It is not surprising that after the day before the head expressed dissatisfaction with her negotiations with a key client, a colleague decided to get sick … Of course, she chose not to risk her workplace. After all, there is always someone to secure it – even if you have agreed with your superiors about part-time work and tomorrow is your day off …

What to do? Be positive. Yes, you will not spend the day with the child, but, putting a hand on your heart, will it really be scary to worry?

He is only 1 year old and a little more, and he doesn’t distinguish between the days of the week yet – it means that tomorrow will be Monday again. It will be more difficult with a nanny: she knows the days of the week very well and will not give up her day off so easily!

Persuade: Promise a premium (reasonable), reciprocal thanks, a week in the Caribbean. No, the Caribbean is perhaps too much.

But the three tickets for her and her grandchildren for the fifth or tenth part (how many there are there?) “Pirates of the Caribbean” as a reward will not interfere. Especially if the boss then thanked you for saving the company with a small premium.

Or maybe it will increase: then your (and nanny) incomes may increase.

In general, beg her to save your life (professional). Nanny inflexible and flatly refuses to rush to the rescue? We get a “magic” notebook full of phones of lovely, sensible women who are ready to earn some extra money!

And yet – an unexpected decision: maybe your husband will call for work and will affect the sick.

Exit seminar for your department: 3 days plus flight to Cyprus. Everything is good, but how to leave the child?

We run to the plane, trying not to think about what the child will do here and how then to push him into the usual framework. Or stay at home and “skip the move.” As well as the annual award …

What to do? To choose. But think: you deserve this seminar, or rather, almost a rest with office girlfriends and a full-fledged sleep.

You just need to prepare everything so that your departure will be as painless as possible for the child – and for those who stay with him (remember to bring a gift to this brave man!).

Solemnly we give the husband a “magic” notebook. On the eve we are preparing everything that the baby may need: clothes, food, diapers, doctors’ phones.

And do not worry: even if the program crashes in your absence, this is a great chance for your husband to feel how much you have to settle!

Underwater reefs

Recently, work has ceased to please: colleagues are unfriendly, the head is too demanding. Go there as in penal servitude.

These feelings can be born simply from fatigue. If you work a lot and the “second front”, parental and economic, opens up at home, there is something to be depressed about.

What to do? Do not dramatize. It is clear that it is easier said than done: a person is not a machine to switch the mood at will.

Console yourself with the thought that we go to work not to be loved there, but to earn money and feel useful and meaningful.

Sometimes, of course, not as significant as we would like, but in the future we can certainly change that. But for decisive change, forces are needed that are not there yet.

Register yourself a recipe: sweet games with the baby, instead of dinner – a “picnic” in front of the TV with her husband, a good movie.

The company is on the verge of bankruptcy, and you will soon be out of work. The mere thought of unpaid loans is terrifying.

Of course, a family man who is in charge of the house, children, nanny, dog, etc., is worse off than lonely. But few in the world of those with whom this has never happened: a collapsed company, an unexpected dismissal, a delay in wages. So it remains to repeat to himself: “We will survive this trouble!”

What to do? View and update your resume, not expecting that you will immediately be offered a place with the same responsibilities, and also better paid.

Regardless of the job search, you need to adjust the family budget, adjust the cost items to the new situation: what expenses can be reduced and which ones can be cut back altogether?

See whether it is possible to restructure the loan: the repayment period will be increased, but the monthly payments will decrease. We regard the temporary simple as an unexpected vacation: we have accumulated a lot of cases!

In the end, it’s time to analyze your skills and understand what kind of work you would like to have.

At 11 pm the nanny called and said that she was sick. And not for one day.

People get sick – it happens. Have to stay home – what can you do?

Everything sounds logical, but not for your boss.

What to do? Agree. Explain to the boss that being in the office is not all.

The main thing is our efficiency and results. Especially when the nanny recovers, we will take up work with double energy and catch up!

The next time, the authorities will be much calmer about the fresh idea of ​​“working at home”.

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