It's no secret that this parenting gig, is the absolute hardest job on the planet.
You're ridiculed over every decision you make from the jump.
Home birth vs hospital birth.
Pain medication vs drug free.
Vaginal vs cesarean.
Nursing vs pumping.
Breastfeeding vs formula.
Vaccinated vs unvaccinated.
The list literally goes on and on and on. But the real judgment sets in when it comes to working mothers vs stay at home mothers. And even more so when it comes to unwed single mom's, or divorced single mom's.
Let me tell you something, as a formerly divorced, single mom, these stigmas, SUCK.
Can we all just agree that motherhood is hard as hell no matter how you go about it?
Can we all just agree that as mom's we make the very best choices we possibly could for our kids?
That we are all doing the best we can with what we have?
I've never met a genuine mama that purposely sucked. I'll tell you that much.
Bernie Reifkind, a Recruitment Executive, posted about what happened when the mother was upfront and honest about how she was feeling about her situation.
“Silently she was sobbing at her desk, early at about 7:45 AM. I asked her if everything was OK? She told me that her child was sick and that she had been up all night. Bags under her eyes.
I asked her “So, what are you doing here at the office?”
She said that she had run out of “sick days” and could not afford to miss another day.
I sent her home and promised that she would get paid.
In addition, I wrote her a check on the spot for extra money to alleviate her immediate financial worry. She was incredibly grateful.
To this day, she is my best employee not just because of her talent but her loyalty.”
I know I know, there are plenty of people out there that take advantage. But I think it's pretty safe to say that your gut instincts kick in at some point and if you're in a position to cut someone some slack while they're struggling, you definitely should.
Other employers around the world should take note of this incredible act of kindness. It could make or break your best employees performance.
Truth be told y'all, we all have the same end goal. We may not be on the same route to get there, but we're all just trying to live our lives, and love our people hard.
We're all just walking each other home.
You can find the original post he made below.
Do you think your employer would extend this kind of gratitude and compassion towards you?