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The Parent’s Guide to Family Friendly Work by Lori K. Long Ph.D.

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Chapter 18 Managing a Family-Friendly Career

I wish I could promise you that a family-friendly work arrangement will not affect your career. For many, it will not. My flexible work has actually created more opportunities for me. For example, if I stayed in a traditional work arrangement, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to write this book. However, an alternate work arrangement, particularly a reduced-hour schedule, can impact your career. Stepping away from a traditional career path will often take you out of the running for the next promotion. Fortunately, you can take some steps to ensure that you successfully move forward in your career, regardless of your schedule.

Many parents successfully manage a family-friendly career. That is, ...

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