mommy track
noun Date: 1989 a career path that allows a mother flexible or reduced work hours but tends to slow or block advancement

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  • Mommy track — is a career path determined by work arrangements offering mothers certain benefits, such as flexible hours but usually providing them with fewer opportunities for advancement. This is a source of considerable political and social discussion. The… …   Wikipedia

  • mommy track — mommy .track n AmE informal a situation in which women with children have less opportunity to make large amounts of money or become very successful at their jobs, for example because they are not able to work as many hours as other people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mommy track —  Damaging, dead end career status often afforded people with family responsibilities.  ► “But in practice, many women (and men too, though in smaller number) who need to use them [flexible schedules] resist for fear of being relegated to the… …   American business jargon

  • mommy track — noun N. Amer. informal an interrupted or delayed career path followed by women as a result of bringing up a family. Derivatives mommy tracker noun mommy tracking noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • mommy track — noun A career path involving working arrangements provided for mothers and prospective mothers, generally more flexible and allowing shorter hours. Compare fast track …   Wiktionary

  • mommy track — mom′my track n. bus sex a path of career advancement for women who are willing to forgo some promotions and pay increases so that they can spend more time with their children • Etymology: 1985–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • mommy track — a path of career advancement for women who are willing to forgo promotions, raises, etc., so as to spend more time with their children. [1989] * * * …   Universalium

  • mommy track — noun : a career path that allows a mother flexible or reduced work hours but tends to slow or block advancement …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mommy (disambiguation) — Mommy may refer to: Contents 1 Mothering 2 Television 3 Film 4 …   Wikipedia

  • mommy — (n.) 1844, U.S. variant of MAMMA (Cf. mamma). Variant spelling mommie attested by 1882. Mommy track first attested 1987. Related: Mommies; also Cf. MOMMA (Cf. momma) …   Etymology dictionary

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