Working mom's COVID-19 email response has been praised by exhausted parents around the world – as many say, this is the best auto-reply they have ever read
- Khara Jabola-Carolus is the director of the Hawaii Commission on the Status of Women
- She is also the mother of two young children, an infant and a toddler
- Your no-nonsense COVID "absence" email response has gone viral online
- Ms. Jabola-Carolus said she was busy juggling motherhood and working full time
- She noticed that parents who work from home are interrupted every three minutes
- Mothers have called her a heroine and a role model for others
A working mother's no-nonsense email response sent to contacts during COVID-19 has made her the figurehead of exhausted parents around the world struggling to balance personal and professional responsibilities.
Khara Jabola-Carolus, 33, is the executive director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, a government agency committed to promoting gender equality.
She and her husband Mark Kaniela Saito Ing are parents to two young children, an infant and a toddler, whom they have been looking after at home since the coronavirus crisis broke out in March.
Failed to juggle motherhood with the demands of a high performing job, Ms. Jabola Carolus penned a factual email highlighting the tremendous pressure that parents have been put under since the pandemic began.
"Aloha, because of patriarchy, I got stuck in emails," the text begins. "I hope to get back to your message soon, but like many women, I work full-time while looking after a child and toddler full time."
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Khara Jabola-Carolus (pictured) is the Executive Director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women and the mother of two young children
Ms. Jabola-Carolus' factual automatic response (pictured) has been praised by parents around the world
"According to the Washington Post, the average length of non-stop work for parents during COVID-19 was three minutes and 24 seconds."
In the article Ms. Jabola-Carolus refers to, journalists Suzanne M Edwards and Larry Snyder reveal that their children interrupted them an average of 15 times an hour when they tried to work from home.
She logged off by asking someone with a time sensitive request to call her between 7.45 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.
She posted a screenshot of her personalized message on Instagram with the caption: “My automatic response during COVID. Do not suffer silently. Mothers over money! & # 39;
The post received an immediate response from working mothers and quickly went viral. Dozens called it the "best automatic response ever," hailing it as the figurehead of working mothers juggling chores during the pandemic.
Her no-nonsense email prompted many to announce Ms. Jabola-Carolus (pictured) as the figurehead of the working mother juggling responsibility during the pandemic
Khara Jabola-Carolus is shown with her husband Mark Kaniela Saito Ing
Ing and Jabola-Carolus are shown at a fair with their two children
One said: & # 39; This is totally bad and totally awesome. As managing director, you set the tone for recognizing the stresses and strains of working with small children from home! & # 39;
A second thanked Ms. Jabola-Carolus for giving the necessary boost to draw the lines between private and professional life in the course of the coronavirus crisis.
A third declared: “You are my hero today! Many women can only wish for the courage to write such an authentic answer. Thank you for inspiring me and countless mothers. & # 39;
Another said the news "made her weep with relief" to know that other women are also under pressure.
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