Work-Life Balance, Eldercare Edition
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  • Corlyss

    Boy, been there and now having flashbacks reading the article. I was dealing with my mother’s Alzheimers when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. To deal with the latter effectively I eventually had to put my mom in a nursing home. It was the most difficult decision of my life, knowing how much she didn’t want to go. I heap praise on my supervisors in the Counsel’s office at NASA for their kindness and compassion in helping me cope with both situations by giving me telework 3 days a week. Of all the bosses I ever had in my 35 year career, they were exceptional and went out of their way to make me feel like I was still a contributing member of the team.

  • Corlyss

    Been there and now having flashbacks reading the article. I was dealing with my mother’s Alzheimers when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The latter condition finally forced me to put my mother in a nursing home, the hardest decision of my life. I heap praise upon my supervisors in the Counsel’s Office at NASA for their kindness and compassion thru both ordeals. 13 years ago, telework in the federal government was not unheard of but it was rare. They gave me telework 3 days a week and went out of their way to make me feel like a contributing member of the team despite my absences.

    • Corlyss

      My apologies for the double post. There doesn’t seem to be a “delete” button on this site. When the screen rewrote, it showed no post, so I did it again.

  • Jim__L

    Well, if Fay decided to dodge responsibility for contributing to raising the next generation, at least she took responsibility for taking care of her parents. One and a half cheers for her.

    I guess we could call her an “open-faced” member of the “sandwich generation”.

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