At Plative we are so proud to work with so many amazing parents. Not only are we honored to highlight the work these individuals do for Plative, but we are also so proud to celebrate their amazing work as parents. Three parents who we believe deserve a special highlight are Jacob Posluns, Gayathri Raman and Nupur Dussa. We are so happy to share some tips, tricks, and stories from these amazing parents of Plative.
While talking with each of these parents of Plative, we asked 4 questions.
My name is Jacob Posluns, and I am a Salesforce Project Manager focusing on the financial sector. This has been a blast for me as I started our my career in finance, I love the opportunity to work closely with our clients in financial services.
Having 2 kids with a third on the way makes our schedules extremely busy. Prior to working at Plative, I was traveling to eastern Canada every week – this made work life balance nearly impossible. Plative has supported us in many different ways to help us solve that problem.
Here are some of the ways we balance working from home while taking care of kids
As a family with 2 working parents, we face many common daily challenges that all households have to manage. These generally include completing our daily chores and attempting to take care of the kids when they are not in school.
To complete daily chores effectively – we look for inexpensive ways to outsource when possible. Specifically: Ordering groceries online, getting takeout once a week, and getting cleaning help 2 or 3 times a month. While these are relatively small items, they free up a lot of time when trying to keep the house in order.
The more complicated challenge is taking care of the kids when school is closed. For this, my wife and I alternate who will be taking off work. While we are with them, we split our time into (i) play time together (ii) quiet play (iii) nap time. This allows us to give our attention to the little ones while still working through some of the required daily deliverables. Plative is always extremely supportive and understanding when we need some extra time to focus on the family.
The flexibility that Plative offers to control your own calendar is really what allows us to work hard and support our family in the process. Our schedule (especially with kids), often requires us to be flexible for things like: picking kids up from school, dropping off forgotten lunches and cleaning soiled sheets (which happens a bit too often). Everyone is always happy to lend a hand when duty calls.
These are a just some of the ways our family stays (slightly) above water – we wouldn’t be able to do it without Plative, we hope they were helpful!
Hi, My name is Gayathri Raman! My role at Plative is Senior Salesforce Business Analyst and I work with different clients to configure and enhance their existing business processes on Salesforce.
We are based out of Cambridge, Ontario and we have a daughter who is 3 years old and both my husband and I are working from home. Both our families live in India.
We send our daughter to daycare while we work and many of the times finish off any pending work after she sleeps at night. We ensure we spend quality time once she is back from day care after work hours. The flexibility of working from home is very helpful here. At times, when our daughter does not feel well or is bored at home, we give her activities while we attend our work meetings. We’re able to keep her engaged because we work from home.
One of the main challenges of sending kids to day care is they get sick more often so juggling between work and doctor appointments has been tough. We usually put on extra hours after she sleeps to get the work done.
Plative has supported us by giving us 4 weeks vacation and also the ability to block our calendars other than the client meetings to work different hours and also be able to care for the kids.
One piece of advice is please don’t beat yourself up when you are not able to give enough time to kids between work during certain days. Try to balance as much as you can by setting a routine and schedule. This will give you time to get work done, log off from work, and spend time with your kids daily”
At Plative we are so proud to have so many amazing parents who not only put in amazing work in the office, but also put in amazing work for their children at home. From all of us at Plative we want to say thank you to the parents of Plative!
Parents of Plative