A childless women, age 38, is calling for the same leave granted new mothers.
“-which is, to me, a sabbatical-like break that allows women and, to a lesser degree, men to shift their focus to the part of their lives that doesn’t revolve around their jobs.”
Gee, thanks for the backhanded offer to let men participate in your scheme to take time off.
She seems to believe that people get married and have children so that “your personal life takes center stage” and for those who don’t “that socially mandated time and space for self-reflection may never come.”
Really, new parents have time for “self-reflection? I never knew taking care of an infant was so easy.
Amazon Reviewers weren’t big fans either.
I am not saying that parenting isn’t difficult but how is “paid leave” fair to all the other employees that don’t, can’t, or already had their kids?
Gosh. What of the white male privilege?
This woman is a stupid cunt of the first order. Jesus Christ, Maternity Leave is not a vacation. It was never meant to be. And the notion that someone deserves more time off just because they’re a woman, with child or not, is just sexist bullshit and another example of why most of what constitutes “feminism” is just manipulative bullshit designed to fuck over men.
You know what’s fair? You enter a contract with your employer, with whatever comprehensive set of pay and benefits detailed out. Or perhaps not much detail if you’re a contractor as I currently am. The government is there to ensure transparency and step in if needed for either side. That’s all it does, act as referee. Guess how much money that saves both you and your employer.
Obvious to this group of course.
Want time off?
Simple solutions for simpleton’s problems.
izlamo delenda est …
Paid Maternity leave should be part of the over all benefits package offered by an employer, with a understood reduction in the paycheck for those who take the leave.
It’s a way for a good employer to attract and keep workers. Those that don’t find such a benefit attractive can work somewhere else.
I have a problem with people who think those who have chosen to take the leave and therefore stalled their career during those months or years are somehow being paid unfairly are going to force employers not to drop the benefit altogether rather than grant more benefits to those with infants.
It doesn’t really matter what we think, big government will step in with mandatory paid leave.
All my life in places I have worked, the time off was more valuable than the pay. I was willing to get time off without pay but many employers don’t like that either.
Funny how these types demand special treatment for being a woman yet mock those who they supposedly support.
@Loco that’s because good, dedicated people are hard to find and when an employer lands one they end up having to work them as much as they can.
What ever happened to people planning ahead?
If I want to go on a Caribbean Cruise I save up for it.
Yes, give employees time off and make them use vacation if they want to be paid during leave.
Perhaps it’s an “it takes a village” type of crap?
I wouldn’t actually mind that if I weren’t already taxed to death as it is.
Imagine you have a muzzie working for you.
She has already popped out a half dozen American hating jihadists.
She will be down every 15 months for another little angel.
We are already financing our own rapid demise.