Case 9.5: Swedish Daddies

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Assignment 2: Project Paper
Maria Kemp
Professor Broadway
Lithonia Campus
Bus 309-Business Ethics
12/18/2014
Strayer University

My first child was born on March 18th 1990, I knew then that my family and raising my child was my number one priority. You see, I grew up in a home where my mother worked over sixty hours a week and we (her children) were known as “latch key kids”. We were expected to come home from school every day and lock the doors and stay inside out of the neighbor’s sight until my mother came home, which was later that evening sometime after 7 pm. Growing up in this environment taught me the being without parental supervision can and did get me and by three brothers into a lot of trouble. I decided if I ever had children I would devote my time and attention to helping them develop their minds, spending quality time with them, exposing them to different cultures and museums and being an active part of their upbringing. Please do not misunderstand me; my mother was a good mother, who loved her children and would do anything for them, but some of the things we did as young children I know it was because we were home alone and wanted to just experiment.
So in July of 1990, four months after my first son was born, I took a job as an Administrative Assistant for a Nursing Home Facility. My starting salary was $32,000 a year. I was excited about my new position. Shortly after my ninety days was up, I was asked to work every other Saturday and then it became every Saturday and once a month on Sunday. Now remind you I was a salary employee so no additional money was earned for these additional hours. I went to my manager and explained that I had a four month old baby at home and had to make arrangement for him to be cared for while I worked on the weekend. I was told that this was expected of me and I would have to continue come to work on the…...

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