I needed major flexibility, and I am so glad I found it.
People ask me all the time if I like working from home. I will be the first to admit that I was nervous at first; I really loved being in an office, surrounded by people and constant activity. Now that I’m a seasoned home office dweller, I can honestly say that I love it. Technology has made working from home, or anywhere for that matter, so seamless that I sometimes forget I’m not in an actually office. Video conferences allow for face time and personal connection, and the same messaging programs that allowed me to communicate with someone in the next cubicle are now being used to communicate with people three time zones away. Document sharing platforms and cloud-based software have taken the place of onsite servers and local networks. I can literally work from anywhere. Just last week I took one of my daughters to get braces, and the appointment took over two hours; in my previous job, that would have required me to use a half day’s vacation, but because of the flexibility I now have I was able to work comfortably from the waiting room while she was with the orthodontist.
I am so grateful that I stumbled across Stay In The Game and that they saw me as more than a (very tired and moderately overwhelmed) mom of eight; they recognized my skills, education, and experience and hired me because of that. Having a work environment that is supportive and trusting has been such a refreshing change. The (all female) leadership understands caregiving responsibilities and they trust their employees to balance those demands with the job. I have found a community of incredibly smart, ambitious women – all of our lives have been changed because of this opportunity. I really can’t adequately describe how much flexibility has meant to my family; it has given me the ability to work and contribute to our financial stability, to be engaged and present in our kids’ lives, and the freedom to set my own schedule.
I’m so excited to watch Stay In The Game grow and expand to help even more women.