39 min

How To Have A Successful Career As A Military Spouse During A Hectic TDY or Deployment The Waiting Warriors Podcast

    • Kids & Family

In this podcast episode from Waiting Warriors, host Michelle Bowler engages in an insightful discussion with guest Amanda Scott, a military spouse, on the challenges and possibilities of maintaining one's career amidst the unpredictable and hectic TDY schedule. Michelle and Amanda offer actionable advice on building resilience, leveraging opportunities like remote work, and remaining proactive to ensure that careers are not solely dictated by military life. Amanda also discusses her personal experiences, underscoring the importance of mindset, openness with superiors, flexibility, and planning ahead to ensure career progress.
Timestamps:
00:00 Introduction to the Waiting Warriors Podcast
00:39 Guest Introduction: Amanda Scott
01:01 Understanding the Impact of TDYs on Military Spouses
01:26 Amanda's Career Journey and the Role of RTX
02:10 The Challenges of Maintaining a Career Amidst TDYs
04:17 Defining 'Career' and 'Maintaining' in the Context of Military Life
05:07 Amanda's Personal Experience with Career Progression and Military Impact
11:43 Strategies for Maintaining a Career During TDYs
17:31 Examples of Workplace Accommodations for Military Spouses
20:23 Workplace Accommodations for Military Spouses
20:53 Understanding FMLA and Its Benefits
22:33 The Importance of Having a Plan
25:16 Advocacy and Communication in the Workplace
30:24 Overcoming Challenges and Thriving in Your Career
36:12 Connecting with Resources for Career-Minded Military Spouses
37:47 Amanda's Key To Thriving

In this podcast episode from Waiting Warriors, host Michelle Bowler engages in an insightful discussion with guest Amanda Scott, a military spouse, on the challenges and possibilities of maintaining one's career amidst the unpredictable and hectic TDY schedule. Michelle and Amanda offer actionable advice on building resilience, leveraging opportunities like remote work, and remaining proactive to ensure that careers are not solely dictated by military life. Amanda also discusses her personal experiences, underscoring the importance of mindset, openness with superiors, flexibility, and planning ahead to ensure career progress.
Timestamps:
00:00 Introduction to the Waiting Warriors Podcast
00:39 Guest Introduction: Amanda Scott
01:01 Understanding the Impact of TDYs on Military Spouses
01:26 Amanda's Career Journey and the Role of RTX
02:10 The Challenges of Maintaining a Career Amidst TDYs
04:17 Defining 'Career' and 'Maintaining' in the Context of Military Life
05:07 Amanda's Personal Experience with Career Progression and Military Impact
11:43 Strategies for Maintaining a Career During TDYs
17:31 Examples of Workplace Accommodations for Military Spouses
20:23 Workplace Accommodations for Military Spouses
20:53 Understanding FMLA and Its Benefits
22:33 The Importance of Having a Plan
25:16 Advocacy and Communication in the Workplace
30:24 Overcoming Challenges and Thriving in Your Career
36:12 Connecting with Resources for Career-Minded Military Spouses
37:47 Amanda's Key To Thriving

39 min

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