This is Charity Delmo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a visa consultancy firm in Philippines
In a recent viral post shared over 43,000 times on Facebook, Charity wrote an open letter to all of her employees reminding them of what's truly important in life
I hired you in the hope that you can be a good provider to your family, not to take you away from them, to give you additional skills not take your parental skills away from your kids, to make you a better person not just for the company but all the more for your family," she wrote in the post on 15 November.
In her 'letter', Charity boldly encouraged her employees to put family needs above their clients if the need arose
"So when the time comes that you will have to choose between attending your sons and daughters' school activities over a client's needs, if you have to choose between your wife or your husband's needs over mine as your boss, — please choose them," she wrote.
Many employers may not agree with Charity's decision, but she believes that allowing her staff to place family above the company is vital for keeping employees happy and healthy
"You see, not all employers will understand some of my principles in leadership but I would rather close this company than seeing you miss your kids school activities because you have to be in a meeting, or seeing you getting broken because of your unfixed misunderstanding with your husband or wife."
"They are your home first before the company gave you a second home, they're your family before you became mine.
"I have always believed that a person who's happy at home is also happy at work," she added.
She ended her post by encouraging her employees to "go home" because work can wait
"So, go home. Be home. Your work can wait. I can wait. Your family, the home that you built, once broken, will never be the same again. You will never be the same again," she wrote, signing off the post with, "Love, Boss."
Not everyone shared the CEO's sentiments, saying that though it is a generous gesture, it is "not realistic"
While many others applauded the CEO for making such bold statements saying that they were inspired to follow her leadership style
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