Coronavirus: Telecommuting a win-win situation for working mum

Senior sales engineer Jasmine Tan, 35, says telecommuting allows her to spend some precious extra time with her children Sophie, seven, and Sebastian, six.
Senior sales engineer Jasmine Tan, 35, says telecommuting allows her to spend some precious extra time with her children Sophie, seven, and Sebastian, six.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

When she applied for a job at lift and escalator manufacturer Kone in 2018, Ms Jasmine Tan was excited about one of the job's benefits - the flexibility of being able to telecommute regularly.

"As a working mother, I juggle between many roles. I'm a mother to my schoolgoing kids, a wife to my husband and a daughter to my parents," said Ms Tan, 35, a senior sales engineer with the company.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 15, 2020, with the headline 'Telecommuting a win-win situation for working mum'. Subscribe