I wrote a LinkedIn post last week about the value of part-time work for moms. Not everyone liked my post, which was covered by Working Mother. Many people, in fact, inboxed me to tell me how sternly they disagreed with my message.
In an age where moms are being squeezed out of the workplace at an alarming rate, I made the argument for part-time jobs for stay-at-home moms. The crux of my post: Part-time jobs help women stay in paid work and make it easier to transition into higher paying full-time roles. Doesn’t seem all that controversial, right? Well, think again.
People told me I was sending a message that women should take lesser-paying roles to stay in the workplace. That was not my intent. I would also like to argue that part-time working moms, in some instances, can make more than full-time working moms. Let me explain.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor…