Emergency child/dependent care – benefits for everyone

Author : Wenny Lin

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Recently, I consoled a fellow postdoc during her latest crisis. Her problem was not that her PCR primers didn’t work or that her paper just got rejected for the 5th time. No, her problem was that she was a single mother of two adorable girls, and one of them was sick with a fever. Therefore, baby girl couldn’t go to daycare, and my postdoc friend needed to cancel a meeting with some very important people with whom it had taken months to schedule.