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Dual careers pose
By KELLY ANN COLEMAN
When George and Annette Robson
leave their high-powered positions
with Burroughs Corporation each
workday, they drive home to find the
house picked up and meals prepared
for their two children by a full-time
But Ann Connor leaves her job as a
social worker for Washtenaw County
to head back to her Ann Arbor home,
where her husband Tim has been
babysitting their two year old son.
When she arrives, he often takes off
for a part-time job in a wine cellar or
for a gig with his rock band "66 Spy."
DESPITE their different lifestyles
they say they have happily managed
to balance dual careers with family
"I like to look at it (our situation) as
a three-career, rather than a dual-
career, family," said George Robson,
stressing the need to plan one's per-
sonal life as carefully as one's
The Robsons and the Connors
Friday told 120 students, faculty and
staff how they managed to juggle
their work and personal lives at a
special discussion. Their talks "The
Pleasures and Perils of Dual Career
Family Relationships," sponsored by
the Office of Career Planning and
Placement and the Program in
THE MOST important lesson dual
career couples must keep in mind,
Annette Robson said, is that "as a
couple, you can't be all things to all
She said that she and her husband
have given up some activities, in-
cluding church involvement and
political activities, to spend more
time with their children.
And the couple usually declines
social engagements if their two
children, aged five and 15, cannot
"WE DO A lot with our kids, but not
a lot with others socially," Annette
Sometimes, spending time with the
kids is as simple as making cookies,
picnicking or visiting museums
But Annette sasid she and George
have made "hard and fast rules about
getting away together, with and
without our children."
SPENDING time alone is more dif-
ficult for the Connors, who cannot af-
ford to leave their son Christopher in a
day care center or with a babysitter.
"You can have it all," Tim Connor
said, "but you won't have as much
time to enjoy it as you might like."
The Connors said they hadn't plan-
ned on having a baby when they did.
Tim wanted to start a family ealier,
about the time he said he was growing
disillusioned with his job with a
Detroit publishing firm. But then Ann
couldn't get pregnant.
The couple began to talk about
moving away to find other jobs. In the
midst of plans, almost a year later,
Ann found herself pregnant with
George Robson gave the audience
more general advice: "After your
relationship is formulated and you've
had time together ... Be comfortable
with your interpersonal relationships
before adding the third dimension of a
The Robson's 15-year-old is the
child from Annette's previous
marriage. The couple decided to have
another baby together five years after
ANNETTE returned to work im-
mediately after the birth of both her
children; the first time she was forced
to reenter the workforce out of finan-
cial reasons but the second time love
for her job rather than necessity
drove her back.
Another aspect of a dual career
relationship that a couple must heed
is the need to compromise when one
partner's opportunity for advan-
cement may not be in sync with the
Annette Robson said she "had some
real concerns and real resentment
several years ago when George was
relocated and promoted by another
company. At that time, Annette was
working as a schoolteacher. One of
George's moves was to a town in up-
state New York, where the only
position she could get was as a real
She vented her frustration, but after
a discussion with George, they
decided his relocation was best for the
couple in the long run. Both now work
in the human resources department at
"Resentment is part of life, but
dealing with it is central of a dual-
career marriage," she said.
The Connors compromised too. Tim
went to work so that Ann could drop
out of the workforce to earn her
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After the orderly forum, the
speakers presented Shapiro with a list
of dem nds calling for: presidential
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discussion about "Star Wars" resear-
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students' freedom of speech and
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;s the reception line inside the
president's home. Some students said
hello and passed on to the cookies and
punch, to browse through Shapiro's
library, to shoot pool in his base-
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Shapiro made small talk about
hometowns and majors as he pumped
students hands, but he had few words
for those who asked questions about
.his policies regarding controversial
events on campus.
Music school junior Heather Max-
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