I've talked about how flexibility is really important for a female physician with young kids, and fortunately, it seems like more jobs are willing to provide it. However, I feel like if you're granted this flexibility, you have to be extra careful not to take advantage.
I don't work with anyone now who I feel takes advantage of this flexibility. But I've seen it in the past and I've heard a lot of stories. For example:
--Calling in sick excessively... like, every Friday
--Leaving early frequently if that's not part of your schedule
--Using your kids as an excuse to get out of just about everything
I'd like to think most women are responsible enough not to do this, but I'm not so sure. What do you think?