Manager’s Post Nails the Flexibility All Parents Need at Work

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Working while being a parent at the same time is no picnic.

But one manager’s post this week really sums up what it means to make a flexible working environment.

Being a parent is a full-time job.

Which means it can be very tricky to do another full-time job at the same time.
Luckily, there is (at least) one understanding manager out there, who shared her philosophy on overseeing working parents on LinkedIn this week.

Megan Witherspoon, the Vice President of Communications at Altria, gained much praise for her post.

“I DO care that your daughter is home with yet another ear infection,” she wrote in a now-viral post on LinkedIn. “I DO NOT care that you’ll be offline for 2 hours this afternoon for her doctor’s appointment. I DO care that a bus driver shortage means you don’t have reliable transportation for your son,” she continued. “I DO NOT care if you need to get back to me in an hour after picking him up from school.”

“I DO care that you desperately need to get out of your house because you’ve been cooped up far too long,” she continued. “I DO NOT care if you’d like to work from the office for a few days, or from Florida for a week.”

“I DO care that you deliver quality work and perform at your best,” she finished her post. “I DO NOT care when, where or how you get your work done.”

People across the internet are applauding the post.

“I love this so much! I try so hard to be this manager. It’s not always easy and it doesn’t always work, but it is definitely goals!”
“Is the work is getting done, the rest of it really shouldn’t matter,” another agreed.

“YES. YES. ALLLLLLLLL OF THIS YES. I wish more managers and employers had this outlook,” added a third.

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