How many of us DINKS work in an office environment? I do, and there is nothing more than I hate than office politics. Unfortunately, politics are a major part of our office lives.
Is the way you act at work the same as the way you act at home? There is an episode of the popular television show Friends called “The One with Chandler’s Work Laugh”. In this episode Chandler develops an office personality, complete with a fake office laugh. Do you have an office personality?
It is said that a person must have a stable home life in order to have a successful work life. Is it possible that we can only make money if we are married? I would like you to think back to your single life before you became a DINK. Were you more, or less successful than you are as a DINK?
Is being a DINK hurting your career and holding back financial opportunities?
Some people think that childless couples can dedicate more hours to their work week because they don’t have to rush home to fufill their family obligations. Some people also think that people without children may be able to contribute a larger effort into their overall career because they don’t have children to distract them. Yet somehow married people with children are considered more reliable in the workforce.
There was a time when hiring a single woman in her 20’s and 30’s was considered a liability because eventually she will want to start a family, and go on maternity leave. Before a woman has children she is a liability. But after she returns from maternity leave, she is considered a stable and valued employee.
As a married or unmarried employee with no children, are you treated differently than your colleagues with kids?
It is difficult for me to understand this logic of thinking because I don’t have children. However, I guess the logic behind this mentality is that a married woman with children needs more stability because she has her husband and family relying on her financially. She can’t afford to take the risks that us single DINKS with no children can afford to take. Are childless couples considered as the new office slacker?
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