When something goes wrong at home, women workers remain preoccupied with the stress all day long which declines their efficiency and productivity in the workplace. It is hard for women workers to keep their personal life and work life separate. Likewise, when something bad happens at the workplace, e.g. insult from senior or sexual harassment by a colleague, their personal life is also disturbed. In short, it is difficult for the women workers to balance their personal life and work life and the two also intertwine. While these problems overall decline the productivity of the women workers, they also make the women workers quite untrustworthy as they can break off any time. Women workers cannot be trusted to be permanent as they can leave the job at any time as a result of the pressure upon them by their families. Pregnancy is another big issue faced by women workers as well as the managers. During pregnancy, women are recommended bed-rest and the pressure upon them by their families to leave work for the sake of work also increases. “In 2005, 4,449 pregnancy discrimination charges were filed with the commission or state and local employment agencies around the country. Half were related to unlawful dismissals either during pregnancy or immediately after returning from maternity leave” (Paul). Pregnancy also declines women workers’ physical and mental efficiency. While women workers may be able to continue working with equal efficiency with pregnancy as they worked before, it becomes all the more difficult to do justice with their job in professions where the looks of the employees matter a lot. This is particularly the case with such professions as air-hostess, a nurse, a television show host or compare, or even a teacher. Even if it does not make any difference to the customers or audiences whether or not the woman worker is pregnant or not, the pregnant women workers internally feel this consciousness and guilt that they are not looking the way they should be, and this psychological distress has a negative effect on their efficiency in work. How Top Companies are Still Keeping Women out of the Most Senior Positions.
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