Babies are so adorable. I’ve had two and would have had more if circumstances were different. Some companies allow new moms to bring their babies into the office for a while. If that’s what you want for your company, that’s great! But you don’t need to feel guilty for one minute about saying no to a request to bring a newborn into the office.
In Slate’s Dear Prudence column, author Daniel Mallory Ortberg answered a question from a female small business owner who faced pressure to allow an employee to bring her new baby to work. The business owner states, “I know I’m supposed to be supporting women in the workplace and the have-it-all thing, but an employee wants to bring her newborn to work.”
Ortberg gets it right when he says you don’t have to support this request.
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