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Old 01-23-2015, 06:26 AM
 
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I've noticed Americans hate their fellow workers
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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PS: it's also not a businesses obligation to improve the morale of any of their employee's home lives.
But it is in a business' best interest to retain its employees.

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Your sarcasm detector needs a tuneup.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I've noticed Americans hate their fellow workers
I am really starting to believe this is true. We complain so much about things that are basic benefits in other industrialized countries, yet many indicators show we are unhappy, overworked, take less vacation time, and feel less stable than our counterparts in other industrialized countries. If you don't want paid maternity keave, then lobby your politician to eliminate ALL tax credits for people with kids. Why subsidize other people's kids at all? Also increase property tax rates by number of people in the household.
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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All this will lead to is yet another incentive for companies to automate jobs and reduce the need for workers. If a woman is in such a low quality job that the employer doesn't provide the paid leave as a benefit, just how much help will that paid leave be anyway and that job probably isn't paying enough to raise the child.
Jobs have been "becoming" automated ever since the industrial age and somewhat before. This isn't going to make a difference on the continuation of this phenomenon.

And paychecks are for a job done, not based on individual need like raising a child. Having your paycheck for a time when you can't work is certainly better than not having it at all not matter what the size of it may be.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:27 AM
 
Location: United States
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I've noticed Americans hate their fellow workers
Or they love breathing in a sick person's viruses over paying to make sure that their sick co-workers stay home and get better.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I've noticed Americans hate their fellow workers
Really? Are you being sarcastic? I worked in many jobs and only once or twice did I find a co-worker whom I didn't like. In that instance I just steered clear.

While I admit, I was never really crazy about most management I have had to work under, my co-workers were an entirely different story. When I retired from my last job, my co-workers threw me a large goodbye party. There were people from different departments as well as mine. I still have a picture of my immediate team on my bookshelf.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:32 AM
 
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It would be great if it was possible for women to stay home and not go back to work if they don't want to. Unfortunately it's not easy to get by on just one income these days. Maternity leave in the US is not good. I have mixed feelings myself though. On the one hand it is a couples choice to have a baby. on the other hand having a baby is a huge ordeal and a person should get appropriate paid time off. Where is this country going if we can't be supportive of women working and having children?
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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Also it seems like people who are poor are having more kids than working career people. Again this doesn't fare well for our country. Successful people should be having kids too, but they either wait too long and have difficulties or they only have one or two because they know it's costly and they want to give them the best they can. Poorer people with less education don't think this way when it comes to having children
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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Horse Feathers! Women give birth the the servants to the capitalists. It's the circle of life. If you don't like that, let's go to full fledged socialism where profit and greed will no longer motivate the human race.
Like I said, emotions trump reason every time.
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