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The Fraud of the New “Family-Friendly” Work


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The Fraud of the New “Family-Friendly” Work

Robert Reich

Netflix just announced it’s offering paid leave for new mothers and fathers for the first year after the birth of adoption of a child. Other high-tech firms are close behind.

Some big law firms are also getting into the act. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is offering 22 paid weeks off for both male and female attorneys.


#2

Well damn, if only we lived in a democracy, where we could implement a fair and reasonable work-life balance for all workers across the economy, instead of being at the mercy of predatory profiteers.


#3

Marissa Mayer, appointed Yahoo’s CEO while six months pregnant, was back at her desk two weeks later.

I'll amplify RR's remarks about Yahoo's Mayer: Marissa Mayer is a wealthy sociopath.

She was back at work two weeks after delivery, because she had a squad of caregivers at home (and at work) for baby, not because she would have lost her job had she taken a European amount of leave. When she got back to work, she immediately set about offshoring even more good American jobs. Hurray.


#5

Really? Marissa Mayer put herself thru school, worked hard at a startup (Google), build herself a reputation and got hired at the top level spot at a company in field not many women tend to not choose. She was 37 at the time, a wife and mother. So now she's a wealthy sociopath? If she was out there whining and complaining how hard it is for women to succeed and how she's being held down in a male dominated industry I bet she'd your hero, right?


#7

Amen, sista!