A few months ago, I read an article entitled "The Importance of a Woman's Image in the Workplace" that was published in Legal Ink Magazine by William Cane. Mr. Cane states that, “if you are a professional—like a CPA, investment counselor, or attorney—you are going to be judged on the basis of your appearance everyday by clients, colleagues and decision makers.” I do agree with this statement; however, I don’t agree with much else in Cane’s article.
Becoming a parent is itself a reason to want a more flexible schedule, but the need is particularly acute in our house during the legislative session, as I become the primary child shuttler, feeder, and bedtime-regimen enforcer. When I first assumed this role in the previous legislative session, I did so with the best of intentions. I lasted one week.