For many new moms, flextime -- another name for a flexible work arrangement -- can be the perfect solution to the work-or-stay-home dilemma. Working flexible hours can be a boon for mom, baby, and boss alike. But securing a flextime arrangement is not easy. Many managers worry that crucial work will fall through the cracks, and many moms worry that that a reduced presence at work is worse than none at all. According to Pat Katepo, the founder of Work Options, Inc., the key to working out a good flextime arrangement is planning and negotiation -- before baby arrives.
Sources: Work Options, Inc.; Catalyst
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