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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Is Maternity Leave Becoming Shorter and Shorter

Maternity Leave? It is More Like a Pause is an interesting July 20, 2012 article from the New York Times. The article points out that more and more executive women are taking short maternity leaves. Sometimes it is measured in weeks-not months. As the article states:

                Like many women, Mrs. Stern has followed the news that Marissa Mayer, the new chief of                 Yahoo, is pregnant with her first child, due in October. Ms. Mayer, 37, told Fortunethat her                 maternity leave would be “a few weeks long, and I’ll work throughout it.”

                With those nine words, she opened a new front in the debate over work-life balance and that                 nettlesome phrase “having it all.” The debate was already simmering in the wake of                 an article in The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” by Anne-Marie Slaughter, a                 Princeton professor who had been director of policy planning at the State Department but                 found, as she wrote, “that juggling high-level government work with the needs of two                 teenage boys was not possible.”

 I for one do not believe that this is a good thing for society, but I understand.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

 

 

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Posted by: DWI Attorneys Fort Worth | Aug 23, 2012 2:30:47 AM

Satisfying the employees needs results in growth and success of organization. hence organization has to take care of maternity leave.

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