Three-year-old Mats loves trucks. So does his mother Michaela Eigenbrod. They both spend lots of time looking at picture books of all kinds of commercial vehicles. And they rarely pass by a construction site without stopping. While Mats watches the tipper at work, Michaela Eigenbrod focuses on the trucks’ paintwork. The chemical engineer works in Wörwag’s topcoat development department for commercial vehicles.
Her son appears to have been born with an interest in heavy machinery. And Wörwag took care of this too. When Michaela Eigenbrod fell pregnant during her final assignment and was no longer allowed to work in the laboratory, the family-friendly company helped ensure she was still able to complete her studies and start her career on a part-time basis a year later.
Part-time position created
Even when Michaela Eigenbrod was looking for work after maternity leave, Wörwag demonstrated its family-friendly approach and created a part-time position at its laboratory. She initially worked four days a week, and now works full time.