Re: Good Experiences at Work
I work for a video game company -- we're very small, only 18 people, and I'm the only woman. Our office is one big open room and we're packed in pretty tight. We do have a conference room but that's the only semi-private area. We're working on getting new digs but we just shipped our first game so I think we have to wait a bit.
The game industry is mostly men and tends to have a "dude-bro" atmosphere, but my company is awesome. About half the guys are dads and most of their wives BF'd. Not only were they super supportive of my maternity leave (they let me tell them what I wanted to take for time off, so I'm taking a few months) but THEY were giving ME nursing advice and encouragement about the prospect of NIP, which I was nervous about.
Although I'm not back to work yet I popped into the office a couple of weeks ago with my LO so they could meet him. Wouldn't you know that even though I'd just fed him he wanted to be fed again. So I said, "anyone need the conference room for a few minutes?" They were all, "go for it!" I think I've occasionally seen the wife of a coworker use the conference room to nurse before she leaves when she brings their kids down to have lunch with dad.
First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.