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Balancing family and work shouldn't be hazardous to your employment
Balancing family and work shouldn't be hazardous to your employment

Lately we’ve learned from some very powerful companies that trying to balance family and work can be hazardous to your employment. This month, AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong incited a firestorm when he blamed rising healthcare costs for having to cut back on the company’s retirement plan. He attributed the proposed benefits cuts to the expense of having to care for two “distressed babies” who needed medical attention. To blame sick babies for the scaling back of other employee benefits is misplaced at best, especially considering the enormous profits the company has made in recent years. Armstrong himself earned $12 million in 2012, and AOL’s quarterly...

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