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Career Counseling Juneau AK

It's almost summer, which in my company means family picnics in Juneau and other such outings. Unfortunately, I work at a company which does not allow singles to invite a plus one unless they are married. While I want to attend the festivities and realize it’s important for my career, I cannot tolerate another corporate affair on my own. How can I overcome these unfair family-friendly policies?

Alaska State Employees Assoc Local 52 Afscme Aflcio
(907) 463-4949
400 W Willoughby Ave
Juneau, AK
 
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers
(907) 586-3050
813 W 12th St
Juneau, AK
 
Marine Engineers Beneficial Association District No
(907) 586-6040
229 4th St
Juneau, AK
 
Alaska Public Employees Association/A F T
(907) 586-2334
211 4th St Ste 306
Juneau, AK
 
Carpenters Union Local 2247
(907) 586-3675
1751 Anka St
Juneau, AK
 
International Union Of Operating Engineers Local 302
(907) 586-3850
9309 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Juneau Job Center
(907) 465-4562
10002 Glacier Hwy., Suite 100
Juneau, AK
 
Inlandboatmans Union Of The Pacific Alaska Region Af
(907) 790-9644
3017 Clinton Dr Ste 201
Juneau, AK
 
Inlandboatman'S Union Of The Pacific Alaska Region
(907) 790-9645
230 Seward St
Juneau, AK
 
Iron Workers Local 751
(907) 456-6960
25 Timberland Dr
Fairbanks, AK
 

Problems with the Company Picnic

Q: It's almost summer, which in my company means family picnics and other such outings. Unfortunately, I work at a company which does not allow singles to invite a plus one unless they are married. While I want to attend the festivities and realize it’s important for my career, I cannot tolerate another corporate affair on my own. How can I overcome these unfair family-friendly policies?

 

You are not alone with your feelings of being underappreciated as a single employee in an overly family friendly work environment. Unfortunately, this is common but many companies are working on creating work/life programs that meet the needs of both single and married with family employees. Despite your feelings of resentment, there are steps you can take to make changes in your workplace.

I would encourage you to think about a strategy for suggesting events that are geared towards single employees. There are low or no cost event ideas that you can present that will help to create a single friendly work culture. Start to talk to other single co-workers about ideas that would be appealing. Some companies sponsor co-ed intramural sport teams. Another idea could be to plan a lecture series followed by a networking event. It’s probably not a great career move to boycott the next family friendly company event. A better option is to continue to attend the family centric events, as this is a great way to network with colleagues and senior management, and simultaneously take the lead and enthusiastically start to plan events that are geared towards singles.

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