Ex-Market Researcher

Seniority:
Executive

Mar 18, 2018

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Resigned due to Inflexible Hours and Gender Roles

I previously worked in a market research agency. My reporting manager had just given birth and due to her husband's absence at the home, she was expected to bear all the burden of childcare. The industry is brutal as well - long and inflexible hours (during the weekends, holidays, evenings and sleeping hours), heavy workload, unpaid overtime.

While our director and company was accommodating, understanding and provided flexible hours for her, she resigned due to the heavy burden of home and career. She should not have had to choose. Our society should be more accommodating for both parents to share the burden of housework and childcare. Be done with gender roles.