Why Working Women Should Stay Working

The message for working moms from author Samantha Ettus couldn’t be clearer: don’t quit your job because women should work. Always. The author’s controversial new book has already raised some eyebrows among women who have chosen to ditch their careers in favor of becoming stay-at-home moms.

Ettus told a reporter, “I have yet to meet a woman who is fulfilled without keeping up her career.” A woman might claim to be happy at home without working, “but two glasses of chardonnay in, you’ll find a well of dissatisfaction.”

So if you’re one of the working women who is thinking quitting work to become a stay-at-home mom, listen to why the author believes you should reconsider: your future earning power will decrease. And research shows when you leave the workforce for a year, 18-percent of your earnings disappear. That jumps to almost 40-percent for two years.

Ettus has two career tips for stay-at-home moms who used to work. “Instead of opting out, keep your career in mind.” Don’t tell people that you’re staying at home with the kids. Say you were in marketing and are now at home with your children. You want people to remember you as a professional when the time comes to re-enter the workforce.

Her new and book—The Pie Life: A guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction—will be published shortly.


If you’re a woman who is considering reentering the job market or conducting a job campaign, you might also be interested in reading the chapter in my book titled: For Women Only, How to Smash Through the Glass Ceiling Without a Head Injury. You’ll discover job-finding techniques that have been designed especially for women only.

It’s all in my book, Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach. You can ORDER NOW on Amazon.

About the Author

Randy Place
RANDY PLACE is a job finding coach, author, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of www.yourcareerservice.com For 23 years, he helped over a thousand downsized employees at JPMorganChase find jobs. He also coached executives at CBS, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding, communications skills, and sales strategies An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on job finding and sales training nationwide. His nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations in the US. Randy is the author of “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach” and writes about career topics on www.yourCareerService.com. His articles about job finding have appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly. A former sales executive at NBC, broadcast journalist, and commercials spokesperson, Randy holds a Bachelor’s in Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master’s in Journalism from NYU.

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