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Working parents' rights 'limited' during pandemic

Video Credit: WCVB
Published 2 weeks ago - Duration: 05:14s

Working parents' rights 'limited' during pandemic

It's something many parents are worried about: You're working remotely, and so is your child.

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Working parents' rights 'limited' during pandemic

CIBELE GONCALVES: I HAVE NEVERHAD SO MUCH PRESSURE IN MY LIFE.BEN: IN NORMAL TIMES, CIBELEGONCALVES, A SINGLE PARENT INCAMBRIDGE, WEARS A LOT OF HATS.MOM, EMPLOYEE, COLLEGE STUDENT.CIBELE: MY BIGGEST FEAR IS BEINGABLE TO NOW BE A GOOD STUDENT,TO BE A GOOD EMPLOYEE, TO BE AGOOD MOM, BUT ALSO NOW TO BE AGOOD TEACHER.BEN: WITH CAMBRIDGE SCHOOLSGOING ALL VIRTUAL THIS FALL, HERDAUGHTER GIZELLY WON’T BE OFF TOSCHOOL ON THE FIRST DAY LIKE INYEARS PAST.BUT INSTEAD WILL LOG IN TO START5TH GRADE ONLINE FROM THEAPARTMENT THEY SHARE.AND CIBELE WILL ONCE AGAIN FINDHERSELF MANAGING NOT ONLY HEROWN CAREER AND STUDIES, BUT ALSOTHOSE OF GIZELLY.CIBELE: IT’S VERY TOUGH BECAUSEI WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I GIVEMY DAUGHTER ATTENTION.I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I TAKEHER OUT OF THE HOUSE TO BREATHESOME FRESH AIR.BUT I ALSO HAVE TO MAKE SUTHAT IF SOMEBODY CALLS ME ONSKYPE, IF SOMEBODY CALLS ME ONTHE PHONE, I HAVE TO LITERALLYRUN UPSTAIRS BECAUSE I AM STILLBEING PAID TO WORK FOR THOSESEVEN HOURS IN A DAYTHE CALLER COULD BE HER BOSS,TELLING HER TO COME BACK TO THEOFFICE IN PERSON, POSSIBLY WHILETHESE SCHOOL DOORS ARE STILLCLOSED.CIBELE: THAT IS THAT FEAR THAT IHAVE.MY DAUGHTER IS 10-YEARS-OLD.SHE’S NOT OLD ENOUGH TO STAYHOME.

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