Friday, February 11, 2005

Boosting Productivity

Well the latest "insane" idea Australian unions have come up with has arrived. And to think people say "only in America".
Womens menstruation leave. That's right, 12 paid days a year for women if they wish to take this type of leave. It will coincide with the already 4 weeks annual leave(teachers get much longer ) ( i think Americans get 2 weeks....or less if you've not been in a job that long), 8 paid sick days a year ( some companies give you more) if you've racked up 15 years of service with a company you get "long service leave"....paid 3 months off, not to mention public holidays throughout the State has around 7.
Don't get me wrong, i know women suffer at that time of the month, but really.......12 paid days?


Blogger Jennyta said...

They would have to introduce it at the wrong time and in the wrong country! I could have done with that in my years of severe dysmenorrhia!! :)

6:37 PM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Michelle, do you know if a man made this up? I would think he would be a very smart man. Telling ladies, "It's okay. We understand what you are going through." And secretly thinking, "We don't want to listen to her bitchy whining ass in the office when she's on her rag anyhow!" Whatever the case, I am ready to move and use all of my womanliness on a few free days off! Woohoo!
Lois Lane

3:29 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Jen ~ don't it just figure!!

Lois ~ It was a man! Head of one of the car manufacturing unions here. He believes productivity in the women will rise and they will take less time off work!! Want me to meet you at the airport!!!

8:39 PM  

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