The guest on today’s show is Karla Miller. Karla writes for the Washington Post Magazine’s weekly “Work Advice” column, where she answers questions on everything from co-worker clashes to employee rights issues. Karla, a wife and mother of two children, also works full time at a local accounting firm and is an active volunteer in her community.
Karla’s Parent at Work story started before she was even technically a parent while working for the same accounting firm that she does now. Her plan was to leave work and get her house in order about a week before her baby was due to arrive.
About six weeks before her due date, she woke up to find that her water had broken. That was lesson number one: children don’t give a hoot about what your plans are.
After spending a day in the hospital in labor, she had an emergency C-section. With that came lesson two for Karla: you really do need excellent co-workers and a supportive work environment to survive the experience of becoming a parent. Fortunately for Karla, she had all of that.
Listen in now to find out more about what Karla has learned through her experience of working and becoming a parent.