Sunday, July 22, 2018

Should childless employees give up paid vacation for coworkers' maternity leave?

Last week, WJLA reported on a company where some workers gave up their paid vacation so that a coworker could take maternity leave.

I couldn’t find that story on their site, but I did find this.

If we had a paid family leave system like Europe and most of the west has, we wouldn’t think it controversial.  Same if we had single payor health insurance.  (Some countries, like Switzerland and Taiwan, have a private system that is much more regulated than ours and seems to work.)
Still, if that generosity were expected, I’d have a problem.  I, who never have sexual intercourse capable of producing a baby, subsidize those who do.  That’s what anthropology suggests gay men are supposed to do.

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