March 10, 2003


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  • Fantastic initiative. You've outlined the economic advantages very well. And I am not surprised it is a morale booster. Why not provide a workplace creche for the babies when they reach six months?
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  • To those who made comments as to productivity... Not every mother is the same, but speaking from experiance. I am an excellent multitasker. I have a six month old son currently sitting in my lap as I type this. There are several thing that I have learned that fascinate my child and allow me to type, read, talk on the phone, etc. Not to mention if they have a computer in the feeding room, it is amazingly easy to nurse and complete paper work, handle client phone calls, etc... Also another key point in 6 1/2 months my child has yet to be ill. In this day and age of bizarre colds & flus, that is nearly unheard of. :) Motherhood is great and any company should be proud to have a good mom as an employee. There is no limit to what we can multitask!!
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  • I, too bring my baby to work. I work for an investment company & an insurance company. It has been a wonderful experiance for me. My clients enjoy seeing him and often make excuses to stop by. I am very blessed by a very well behaved and happy baby! It has worked out well for me and I hope that more companies follow suit!!
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  • I, too bring my baby to work. I work for an investment company & an insurance company. It has been a wonderful experiance for me. My clients enjoy seeing him and often make excuses to stop by. I am very blessed by a very well behaved and happy baby! It has worked out well for me and I hope that more companies foollow suit!!
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  • I am trying to get my employer to implement something similiar and this article was very helpful in backing up my information.
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  • I wish more employer would allow this. I don't have children yet but I would leave my job (which I love and which pays well) to work for an employer who allowed me to bring my infant to work. Yes, a woman with a baby in her arms might be less productive than a childless woman but she would be more productive than if she was distracted and pained by her absence from her baby. Maybe employers don't realize how much of the work day gets spend worrying about your 6 week old infant whom you have just dropped off with a stranger.
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  • we have one at our work - it's cute and mostly quiet - everyone kinda shares in it's care and evryone seems happy. what is irritatin though is how noisy loud repetitive baby talking funny noise making coworker is with it - way way noisier than the kid is!
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  • Great topic and I''m for the concept. I am very curious on the ways that people have handled this statement of the article: "On the flip side, co-workers also have the option to request a baby-free environment, and we will work with them to accommodate their needs." If you have an employee who is against babies in the workplace, what are some ways to accommodate their needs?
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  • It gives no information... What's the point? To sell a report?
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  • Good topic, but article doesn't give enough detail.
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  • I thought it said "Babes in the workplace!) But that's a good story idea, no?
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  • It's nice to hear good things about what Credit Unions do for their employees across the country
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  • If anything, I'll bet the mothers work harder to compensate for having their babies there. I think it's a good idea as long as other employees aren't disrupted.
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  • keep up the good work!
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  • It sounds very interesting! I would think that the employees that do not have the babies are feeling that they are doing more of the work for the same wages as the mother that is caring for her infant. I'm not being pessimistic, but it is hard to believe the mother could be very productive to either the baby or her work.?!
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  • I am lucky enough to work for a credit union that has babies in the workplace. I have to say that the productivity is there. I find myself trying harder than my co-workers to proove that I can work and have my son at work. I think if I didn''t work there I would most definatly take the most ammount of time off I could. The money we are saving on childcare is helping our regular bills. It is so worth it!!
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  • I can see where this could be a morale booster. Changes the day to day environment. This is great!! I have an assistance who is going out on maternity leave and would probably love to bring her child to work to beable to return to work sooner. Also she is learning the cost of child care is not cheap.
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