This short study emphasizes the importance of a balance between work life and family life. Changing gender roles that introduced more women into the work force has also lead to a change in traditional family structures. Nowadays, it is especially hard for working-mothers to take care of their children and provide for their needs in many aspects. This dilemma of juggling different roles in both dimensions is a challenge for the regular Jane and Joe, so it is important that their employers reach out and provide assistance to cater to their needs both in and out of the workplace. Following the footsteps of this paper’s main focus Asian Airlines, we hope more companies in Korea provide more support for their employees where employees will be able to find a balance and fulfill their responsibilities at work and at home effectively.
The concept of a society (Massey, 2002) has made it possible for humans to live in harmony for over 200,000 years. From the small bands of hunters in the early years of the earth to larger urban companies in today’s times, all these groups comprise of individual members who work together to make everyday life possible. Each member’s behavior affects the overall flow of the society. In that sense, we are reminded of one very important thing: everybody has different roles they must fulfill in their lives. Specifically, there are different social roles patterned for males and females, and these social roles are not limited to just one per gender. As a person’s age increases, so does the number of roles they have to play (e.g. a young girl may be a daughter to a mother [one role] but as she grows old she may become a girlfriend, a mother and a secretary [many roles simultaneously] to many others). Historically, women were only meant to be mothers to children while men were meant to be breadwinners for families. However, in today’s time, women are not only mothers to their children but also work as the...