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Careers For Yummy Mummies: ConnectMoms Acknowledges The Business Of Women

Today, I'd like to think that women aren't held back career-wise because of their decisions to have families; but it remains a hard reality that women who are pregnant or have young children are looked at in a different, not so positive light when they apply to jobs, or when being considered for a promotion in the corporations where they work. Yummy Mummy Careers, is an employment agency that understands that even hard-working women have the right to make their families a priority, and finds them jobs and careers that also abide by this mentality.

The company, which is actually now called ConnectMoms (though I happen to think that the Yummy Mummy name that's still connected to their URL has a better ring to it) understands that moms can be career-minded and driven, but to excel need careers that understand their role as parents too. ConnectMoms specializes in placing women in jobs that allow women to work a part-time schedule, work flex hours, or that can be done completely or partially from home. They also post jobs from companies who understand that moms are great assets to companies, and offer flexibility to parents who might have to honor their family commitments at work from time-to-time.

In addition to the employment services provided by ConnectMoms, they also feature profiles of career-oriented women, offer advice on all aspects of family and career, post feature articles from a female perspective, and have some pretty neat prize giveaways.

Moms can do it all, and it's nice to see a little acknowledgement for the power of women - who can balance family, career and maintain their Yummy Mummy statuses all at the same time!

Comments
May 15, 2009
by Anonymous

Interesting article. As a

Interesting article. As a lark, I changed the word "women/moms" to "men" and "have children" to "enjoy drinking". Men and women are equal, so the words should are interchangeable. Having children can be likened to enjoying drinking :) because 1) one chooses to do it 2) it can take time away from work 3) it's worthwhile to keep a balance between drinking and work

It does come out sounding funny this way
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Today, I'd like to think that men aren't held back career-wise because of their decisions to enjoy drinking; but it remains a hard reality that men who are focusing on drinking are looked at in a different, not so positive light when they apply to jobs, or when being considered for a promotion in the corporations where they work. DedicatedDrinkers Careers, is an employment agency that understands that even hard-working men have the right to make their drinking a priority, and finds them jobs and careers that also abide by this mentality.

The company, which is actually now called ConnectMen understands that men can be career-minded and driven, but to excel need careers that understand their role as drinkers. ConnectMen specializes in placing men in jobs that allow them to work a part-time schedule, work flex hours, or things that can be done completely or partially from home. They also post jobs from companies who understand that drinkers are great assets to companies, and offer flexibility to those who might have to honor their drinking commitments at work from time-to-time.

In addition to the employment services provided by ConnectMen, they also feature profiles of career-oriented men, offer advice on all aspects of drinking and career, post feature articles from a male perspective, and have some pretty neat prize giveaways.

Men can do it all, and it's nice to see a little acknowledgement for the power of men - who can balance drinking, career and maintain their DedicatedDrinker statuses all at the same time!

May 15, 2009
by Anonymous

What about us single fathers?

As a single father with a 4 year old son, I find this gender-based sterotyping insulting.

Actually I find most employers in my field (IT) are already more open to giving women flexible time for parenting more than men, because they also have the same ridiculous stereotypes.

Its funny that this service is specifically established to rectify discrimination yet actively reinforces it by providing a service only for women.

Don't they even consider that men might need to find jobs that are more flexible in caring for kids?

May 16, 2009
by Anonymous

Many mothers don't need this

Why should women be given special treatment when it comes to parenting? My boss recently had her second child right during the height of a major government program. No one thinks less of her for it. That's because she is very good at what she does

Successfully balancing family life and a career is dependent on the person, not on some company that promises the world. Personal success is just that: personal. A company cannot make it happen for you. Like beer drinking, children can be balanced into a working life by an organized and driven person, whether female or male.

May 16, 2009
by Anonymous

Cheers, mate!

Cheers, mate!

May 18, 2009
by Chris Weiss

Very Interesting

Cool program and I could see how this could really help benefit women who are having these difficulties finding flexible employment.

Anyone that compares having children to drinking beer needs to do some soul-searching. I enjoy a lager as much as the next guy, but give me a break. When your beer demands 24/7 care, then come back and make that ridiculous comparison. You're better than that !

May 23, 2009
by Anonymous

Lighten up Chris

Chris, you need to stop taking some guy's comments so seriously! He was just making light of a rather silly article. The feminists must love you.