2Sisters Speak: Surviving the Sandwich Generation- Episode 17

Working and Caregiving with Meghan Steinberg

What can people do to advocate for themselves at work? Meghan Steinberg emphasizes the importance of prioritizing ourselves. She became a caregiver when her husband had an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury a few years ago. She was just 2 years into starting her business, SteinbergHR, and her son was only 3 years old at the time.

SteinbergHR is a boutique HR firm providing full-service human resource consulting, outsourcing and solutions. Their capabilities are utilized on an as-needed, part time or project basis. Meghan gives us some advice from her professional, as well as her personal, perspective.

Some of the helpful suggestions discussed:

  • Get 1:1 time with your manager. During this meeting explain an overview of your caregiving situation and how it is affecting your ability to work.
  • Work through what options are available specific to your situation and seek HR support.
    • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
    • Explore benefits
    • Flexibility of schedule
    • Work from home
    • Part-time or change of role
    • FMLA
  • Consider how your caregiving role will change in the future


Juggling Work and Caregiving, from Forbes.com


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