Career Counseling Scottsbluff NE

It's almost summer, which in my company means family picnics in Scottsbluff 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?

Scottsbluff Workforce Development
(308) 632-1420
1930 E. 20th Place, Suite200
Scottsbluff, NE
 
Nebraska City Workforce Development
(402) 873-3384
917 Wildwood Lane, Suite J
Nebraska City, NE
 
Excel Personnel
(402) 441-4070
5627 O St
Lincoln, NE

Data Provided by:
Vocational Rehabilitation (Norfolk)
(402) 370-3200
1212 W Benjamin Ave
Norfolk, NE
 
Ne Employment First Career Center
(402) 271-7300
1941 S 42nd St Ste 370
Omaha, NE
 
Angie Jones, CPRW, CEIC
(866) 695-9318
5561 South 48th St., #201-l
Lincoln, NE
 
Omaha Workforce Development
(402) 595-3000
5717 F Street
Omaha, NE
 
Career Solutions Inc
(402) 342-4418
1941 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE
 
Aventure Staffing And Professional Services
(402) 379-4050
105 E Norfolk Ave Ste 100
Norfolk, NE
 
Career Center Employment & Training Services
(308) 385-6300
1306 W 3rd St
Grand Island, NE
 
Data Provided by:

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.

Set as favorite Bookmark Email this Comments (0) Add Comment feedSubscribe to this comment's feed
Write comment You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet. busy

Click here to read more from Single Edition