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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    women dont have to do anything

    they choose to do something

    hard to be a mom when the job requires 80 hour weeks.....

    Hard to be a mom when you have to travel 40-50% of the time

    everyone understands that women have to make these choices.....

    You dont like them.....i understand

    that wont change the fact that in order to get to the highest rungs in a lot of companies, you have to do the 80 hour weeks, and the travel

    it sucks for everyone......not just women, everyone

    making choices in life decide which paths we follow.....

    I have met a few women who can do it all (career, kids, marriage) but they are fairly rare

    usually one of the three gets less attention than required......

    Again...choices......

    Woman's choice to have a child.....and her and her partner's choice on who will care for said child

    but the employer has zero to do with their decision......
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Which has nothing to do with what I asked you, and no man spoke in the SCOTUS today on behalf of women.
    Save it. Your advocacy against your own freedoms is a scathing indictment of your judgment.
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Save it. Your advocacy against your own freedoms is a scathing indictment of your judgment.
    What freedoms did I lose today??

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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Well that's a good point about paternity leave, especially after the kid is born. Why should the mom automatically be the one to stay home to look after newborn? But you know plenty of conservs will support this too as 'pro family'/religious
    Pro-family would be one parent giving up their career and staying home to raise the kid. Simply giving a woman free money for a bunch of weeks after she has the kid, then she dumps the kid and is back to work, is not pro-family.

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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Okay, liberals...no matter how you try to make excuses, concoct reasons, spin, lie and contort...this whole parental leave BS boils down to one thing: You guys trying to spend other people's money.

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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Okay. You think the idea of parental leave is okay...if the government pays for it. But, as you say, it depends on if the taxpayer wants to pay for it or not.

    It sounds, though, as if you are not American. Do you live in a country that provides such parental leave? If so, I have a question:

    Let's say a woman goes on parental leave. The government pays her. She's good to go. But what about the company she was working for? Does the government pay THEM for their lost income? Does the government pay THEM the cost of hiring a replacement worker? And does that woman get to come back when the leave is over and step back into her old job? Even if the replacement worker is doing better work for the company?

    Or...do y'all just think, "Screw the company. They got money. Let them suck it up."?
    Yes the woman have the right to comeback to her job and the replacement cost the companie have to pay, but is having a functional society not screw the company. That a functional society you need new generations to born and that also womans skills and competence can be used. This is also something that is also benificial for companies in the long run.

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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    Yes the woman have the right to comeback to her job and the replacement cost the companie have to pay, but is having a functional society not screw the company.
    Sounds to me like you are precisely saying, "screw the company".

    That a functional society you need new generations to born and that also womans skills and competence can be used.
    Why should it be the company's responsibility to ensure new generations are born? And, don't you think that any woman's skills and competence can be matched by men? Why shouldn't a company hire a man instead of a costly woman?

    This is also something that is also benificial for companies in the long run.
    Uh-huh...in the long run...assuming the company can last till the long run with the added costs you want to pile on top of them.
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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Pro-family would be one parent giving up their career and staying home to raise the kid. Simply giving a woman free money for a bunch of weeks after she has the kid, then she dumps the kid and is back to work, is not pro-family.
    Of course, but paid maternity leave encourages them to have more and more kids. "Pro family" in the sense it expands the family.

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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do you agree with the President's recent statements that the US should join the rest of the industrialized world and have provided paid maternity leave? The President said that Congress should work on legislation requiring employers to have paid maternity leave? Do you believe this should be law or not?
    We are 5 to 20 years behind the rest of the world and will remain this way as long as we have conservatives.

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    Re: Should All Companies be Required to Provide Paid Maternity Leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    We are 5 to 20 years behind the rest of the world and will remain this way as long as we have conservatives.
    If I had my way, the US would stay what you call "behind", which is better than the **** you call a progressive future. I'm happy and willing to keep this country firmly "behind".
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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