Special Report: Family Ties, Splitting Up The Work Load

Splitting Up The Work Load

Diana Bowler and Alisa Michaels Metzner, vice presidents at BankAmerica in San Francisco, had a common dilemma. Both had baby girls and did not want to work full time. Yet neither wanted to sacrifice a promising career at the bank. With the approval of their bosses, they came up with a solution: sharing one management job and salary. Bowler, 32, and Michaels Metzner, 34, were a good match because both worked in strategic planning and analysis. Michaels Metzner now comes in seven hours a day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Bowler , works a similar schedule on Wednesday, Thursday and...

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