Skip Nav
Donald Trump
Your Hate Toward Donald Trump Should Not Be Directed at His 10-Year-Old Son
Personal Essay
Why I'm Glad I Grew Up an Only Child
My Pregnancy Was Unplanned but My Child Is Very Much Wanted

Michelle Obama Brought Baby Daughter to Job Interview

You'll Never Guess Who Michelle Obama Once Brought to a Job Interview

Before she had a staff to help with daily tasks, First Lady Michelle Obama was a regular working mom. This presented many challenges for the mother of two, who was often forced to combine her work and home life. Case in point: bringing a 4-month-old Sasha on a job interview.

"Who I was at the time was a breastfeeding mother of a 4-month-old and I didn't have a babysitter, so I promptly took Sasha to the interview with me," Obama said at the White House Working Families Summit this past Monday. "I thought, look, this is who I am. I've got a husband who's away. I've got two little babies. They are my priority. If you want me to do the job, you've got to pay me to do the job and you've got to give me flexibility."

Obama's honesty landed her the job, but she realizes that not every employer is as understanding. During the summit, both she and President Obama pointed out the flaws in modern-day employment and added that putting family first can actually put people in jeopardy.

"They [moms and dads] are not being recruited necessarily where they can dictate terms of employment," President Obama said. "As a consequence, if they need to bring their mom to the doctor or take an afternoon off to see their kid's school play, it would mean them losing income that they can't afford to lose."

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Obama Family's New DC Home Construction
Michelle Obama After Leaving the White House Pictures
Barack and Michelle Obama With Bono in NYC March 2017
Michelle Obama Wearing J.Crew
Michelle Obama's Alexander Wang Bag in New York March 2017
How the Obamas Celebrated International Women's Day
Michelle Obama Surprises School on International Women's Day

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds