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09-04-2013, 01:13 AM #441
There are only so many hours in a day so unfortunately for some people the choice will always be between having a strong family connection or having a career. Even if you strip away artificial constructs it all comes down to resources which lies at the heart of everything. Until resources are abundant and robots are doing the majority of the work, we're going to have trouble finding that work-life balance. Putting in places paid parental leave is always going to be difficult to manage.Nalano's Law - As an online gaming discussion regarding restrictions grows longer, the probability of a post likening the topic to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea approaches one.
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09-04-2013, 03:03 PM #442
- Join Date
- Oct 2011
Reader Digest CA showing a few examples of women getting screwed if they take along mat leave and that the mat leave guarantee is a false sense of security for women.
15-04-2013, 01:25 AM #443
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- Jun 2011
It's not a big deal over here. The government contribute towards the pay and if a woman who takes paid maternity leaves the business within a year after returning the employer can claim the money back. Plus it's in the employer's interests; you don't want to lose a good member of staff simply because she wants to have a baby (or for that matter narrow your recruitment pool).
Until resources are abundant and robots are doing the majority of the work, we're going to have trouble finding that work-life balance. Putting in places paid parental leave is always going to be difficult to manage.
Also I'm not sure I'd agree with it being harder for a smaller business. Smaller businesses tend to have an advantage in being able to offer better conditions precisely because there's less staff to manage, at least in my experience. In a large company you usually lose that flexibility for a number of reasons; not least because you're usually having to set a blanket corporate policy to cover multiple locations.