The Internet is flooded with bloggers, but only a select few have the chance to gain the eyes of a growing national audience on one of the most popular sites on the web.
Sherry Moss, Director of the Full-time Wake Forest MBA program and an associate professor at the Schools of Business recently started a blog for The Huffington Post, a wildly popular news and information Web site founded by long-time political columnist Arianna Huffington. The site boasts dozens of bloggers, including regular contributors such as political commentator and comedian Bill Maher and film director Oliver Stone.
Moss, along with Kevin Cain, are founders of HomeBy3.com, which connects people looking for flexible, professional positions with companies seeking employees for flexible job opportunities. Cain is a former student of Moss’s and a recent graduate of the Wake Forest MBA program.
Moss’s blog debuted Monday, July 27. In the piece, titled “Flexible Jobs and Blow Guns,” Moss recounts a story about Chase, her 8-year-old son, who accidentally swallowed a plastic dart from a toy blow gun, which he purchased with tickets he won at an arcade. She writes: “Luckily, I’ve been working out at the gym for four years now and even though they’re unobservable by the human eye, I’ve actually developed some muscles! Between those and adrenaline, I picked up Chase, turned him upside down and shook him like a salt shaker. A little bit of throw-up and the orange dart fell out on my scratched-up wood floors! Whew! We all laughed in relief and watched as Chase broke the gun in half over his knee, and willingly threw away his prized possession! Great! Now he hates guns too!”
Moss says she can tell this story because she is fortunate to have a flexible work schedule that allows her to spend time with her children, Chase and Rachel, 10. “But,” she writes, “most women are stuck in a purgatory between two distinct choices — work full-time and miss many of their kids' triumphs and challenges, or stay home and miss out on their ability to express themselves professionally in a grown-up environment.”
HomeBy3 seeks out flexible opportunities for moms, and those jobs are posted on the site, which also teaches employers about the benefits of packaging work so that it is accessible to the hidden workforce of stay-at-home moms and the many others seeking a flexible work schedule.
Moss also has many academic titles to her credit, including articles in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Academy of Management Executive.
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