Its been little more than a week since I started looking for another job and I'm frustrated already. Not because that I haven't landed on a new one but because of the expressions, the outlook the response I've received so far. Its just pathetic.
I've spoken with about 4-5 consultants and about 3 companies directly and to some in person as well besides replying to various openings that I received through emailers or openings advertised in job portals. And the moment I utter the words "time-constraints-coz-I've-a-child", they go 'Ohh ok. We will get back to you' and they never do.
Why is this outlook meted out towards working mothers? Are the womenfolk not supposed to work once they have a kid? Why do they think only working long hours makes one an efficient and sincere worker? WHY? WHY? WHY?
Having been working in the IT industry I very well know for the fact that those who stay late at work, how much time do they waste whiling away in smoking or chit chatting or just doing nothing. But just the fact that they are visible at work premises much beyond the regular working hours, they are deemed to be hardworking employees. I used to despise such thought process earlier and despise it even more now when I realise this thought is prevalent across the industry.
I really don't know how soon or late will I be able to get a decent job looking at my experience in just one week. I know it might be too early to reach a conclusion and with so many telling me something nice and bright must be in store for you and I just need to wait and watch but its not working guys. Its just now working. Its not being morally supporting at all. Sigh....