Friday, July 17, 2009

A Woman's Place is in the Home

The 1950s were good times. A woman stayed home, looked pretty for her man, cleaned the house, and had a warm meal ready for her family three times a day. And then our All-American values went to pot as women chased their dreams and fulfilled their ambition.

At least I think that's what Jack Welch, Master of the Universe, said here.

Speaking to Human Resource Management at its annual conference , Welch said women who take time off for family could be passed over for promotions if they are “not there in the clutch.”

“There's no such thing as work-life balance," Welch said. "There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences."


Thanks, Jack, for your pearls of wisdom.

Jack knows about choices. He has chosen to marry three women, and has chosen to leave two of them, the first after they had four children. Men didn't do that back in the good old days, did they?

And Jack knows about consequences. When he left his second wife, it cost him $180 million. He may not leave his third wife.

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