Working Mum Part, 1

 

Laide has just received been relieved of her job for resuming late and not being consistent at work for the last 5 months. She had been a dedicated staff of that organization for the past 8 yrs she has been married for 9 years and just had her set of twins 6yrs after marriage.

Balancing work and home wasn’t such a problem until her mum who was a great support system with the twins passed. She was left with her 12yr old maid who also went to school. She hadn’t been lucky with house help so she decided to settle with Tosin her 12yr old maid Tosin’s mum fell sick and she requested that her daughter return to take care of her. Now Laide was left with her 3yr old, her home, and her work to manage.  She would wake up as early as 4 :30 to get her children’s  breakfast, lunch and after school food and also for her husband.  She gets the children ready and drops them off at school by 6: 10 and she heads straight to work at Victoria Island from Ikeja to resume work at 8:30 am. She sneaks out of office at 5 to meet up with the daycare center at 6 30 to pick her children. This has been her routine for the last 6 months.

The stress was beginning to take its toll on her and she started waking up late the twins were also stressed and they fell ill too. She started going in and out of hospital, calling in sick and missing out on important meetings and missing deadlines. The Hr had out of concern given her concession to resume 9: 30 but she still wasn’t meeting up with work deadlines and management had no other option than to let her go because they were beginning to lose out on deals due to her absence from work and inability to meet up with deadlines.  Its  was a tough decision but they had to let her go.

These are challenges mothers especially new mums face  living and working daily in Lagos and other parts of the world where you have to drive long distance to work plus traffic. These lead to stress and some mothers develop migraine trying to keep their jobs and managing the home  front.

Children who are supposed to wake up at 6 or 6 30 to get ready for school are up earlier than usual and they also develop what is known as child stress. This can be solved if her child’s school is close to her work place another challenge is knowing how to locate a school and daycare center around the office.

Dworkspace will bring to you schools and daycare centers around office so you can drop and pick up your child without stress and life could be a little less stress while they grow.

Drop your comment below and lets send us a mail if you need help with nannies or good day care centres at info@dworkspace.com  or susan@dworkspace.com

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