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'Maternity promotion', not maternity leave, argues fair work advocate

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Australian Broker | 17 Jul 2013, 04:00 AM Agree 0
Employers should view women going on maternity leave as building leadership skills, not taking time off, according to one professional network
  • not so old broker | 17 Jul 2013, 11:27 AM Agree 0
    What is the gender distribution of "useful" business degrees I wonder?
  • oldBroker | 18 Jul 2013, 12:53 PM Agree 0
    Women have to realise that there is no discrimination. Women earn less and get promoted less due to well-studied sociological factors... they work less (hours and years), they concentrate in less-paying jobs (teachers, child-care, etc), they are less willing to travel and take-on dangerous roles, etc etc.
    In all my 30 yrs in the workforce, I have never witnessed true discrimination against a female employee.
    Having said all this, the vast majority of problems I have faced as an employer come from female employees. Generally, men just come to work and get the job done... issues surrounding female employees run the gamut from bitchiness/gossiping/back-stabbing to excessive sick-time/time-off to complete unwillingness to work.
  • Papery | 22 Jul 2013, 02:39 PM Agree 0
    oldBroker....your kidding right....My experience has been the women front up to the office everyday, get the job done for less pay & recognition, put up with all the bs so that you OLD boys can bask in the glory of a job well done & go schmoozing on your boozy lunches & golf days, & gather up the liquid chrissy presents each year.

    Just sayin.
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