Women in the workplace are not some weird alien species who only care about real or imaginary babies.
If you ask the average mansplainer why women in their 30s leave one job for another, they’ll take a deep breath and confidently say things about flexibility, family leave policies, telework, and babies.
They’d be wrong. (Insert a Nelson Muntz “Ha-ha!” here.)
According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, women leave jobs for the same reasons men leave jobs. (IMAGINE THAT.) They want to get paid more. Or they want to get promoted. Or they’re bored and want a new challenge. In fact, spending more time with family ranked 5th on the survey.
HBR offers some ideas, including such radical notions as “listening to women” and “don’t assume you know what women are thinking.”
The simple fact is that work is work and family is family and the twain do not always meet. Sure, sometimes they do, but when they don’t, they really don’t.
Women in the workplace are not some weird alien species who only care about real or imaginary babies. They are career-focused people who want to be paid what they’re worth and have interesting projects to work on in the office.