“Late for work? Don’t mention the nanny”

Times Online has an article about working mothers. One of the women interviewed is a lawyer with kids:

Lisa Thompson, a corporate lawyer with three children, said that a generally negative atmosphere in her office led her to lie about absences and lateness if her childcare arrangements fell through. She said that colleagues took a dim view of her need to leave at 5.30pm every day, even though she worked at home to catch up when the children were in bed.

I hear all the time that things are better now than they were 10 years ago in terms of home-work balance. I wonder what will happen in the next 10 years…

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