Child-Free Woman Wants To Know If She Is In The Wrong For Refusing To Help A Coworker With 5 Kids

Child-Free Woman Wants To Know If She Is In The Wrong For Refusing To Help A Coworker With 5 Kids

We must admit that it’s harder for working parents to find balance between meetings and field trips, but is it a valid excuse when their co-workers, especially the child-free ones have to pick up the slack. Situations like this unavoidably create tension in the workplace that often ignites a debate about who grinds more at work, parents or people without children.

Recently one child-free redditor who was fed up with her “always pregnant” co-worker told the AITA community that she is basically fed up with colleagues who use their children as an excuse to get out of work.

According to a recent research the number of people that don’t want to become parents is on a constant rise which means the unfair treatment at work is also on a rise, especially when it comes to single women. These young individuals are often perceived as too “masculine” to be shaped into leaders and apparently they don’t have “communal, relational” leadership qualities.

Also there is a stigma out there that people without children have more free time on their hands without any commitments or responsibilities so it’s up to them to cover the last desired shifts at work, especially during some important events or national holidays. They are often told to “take one for the team” because they don’t have kids. Seems like their colleagues show very little respect for their life choices.

We must acknowledge that people who have decided to remain child-free and not obligated in any shape or form to explain how they want to use their free time. In fact, many of them work multiple jobs, some take care of their relatives, and some are volunteers’ e.t.c. So it’s wrong to assume that in their free time they just lie around and do nothing.

P.S. Also not having a husband or a wife doesn’t make people more available or their lives less meaningful.

So, feel free to let us know what you think about all of this in the comment section below.

 
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