You know, you've heard me say it before, I want to start my own company. I want to give those new writers a place to shine, a place to be seen, read and heard. I want to give part of the profits to organizations that help make the world a better place - yes, I want to do all of that.
There's another humanitarian goal that spurs me as well - you see, I want to give people the benefits they really need, as well as support working mothers and single parents in ways that are real and lasting. So, I decided that when I do have my own business (and have it I shall) I will offer not just the usual holiday/sick day package, but also:
5 wellness days
10 sick child days
10 no baby/pet sitter days
15 mental health days
20 bad hair days (aka "call in ugly" days)
24 nothing to wear/no clean clothes/everything needs ironed/even my fat pants don't fit days
These are the things, my friends, that the working mom really needs. I could have called in ugly today.