A time for Canada’s children (editorial)

By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

Once upon a time men went to work and women stayed home and had 2.3 children.

It’s unfortunate that in the year 2000 some organizations still cling to that myth when it comes to addressing work-life issues.

Whether it’s two working parents, a single parent or one parent working full time and the other putting in equally taxing days staying at home, families are time crunched in ways never dreamed of in the 1950s, when only one salary provided for the American dream. And it’s not just parents, employees without children are also stressed to meet the demands of their jobs, while maintaining personal lives.