Do you think the reason why women are paid less is because they take maternity leave?
I was listening to this guy makes this argument. Basically he was having a discussion with a female HR manager, she told a story about how she hired a lady and then a month later she had to take maternity and left HR scrambling to find a replacement. She conceded that this is now in her mind whenever she has a choice between hiring a man and woman. Do you think this is a reason why women are paid less?
And do you think if men could paternity leave, there would be equality?
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Of course, that's going to be a factor! Of course the risks and costs will be factored in. Tellingly, women don't complain, for example, about the fact that men pay more for car-insurance than women.
We hear about independent women all the time. I love genuinely independent women. Women, be genuinely independent, and take responsibility for your own life choices. If you want your employer to give you maternity leave, you are welcome to try to persuade him or her by showing the value you produce. Persuade. Don't demand that a gun be put to his or her head! A business is a business, not a charity. You wouldn't be happy if Netflix for example were to tell you that it's not going to provide a service for the next sixth months but that you have to keep paying anyway or else you will be prosecuted or sued. You would be angry. Why expect employers to tolerate what you as a consumer or as an employee would not tolerate?
The anti-business people like to have both ways. On the other one, we are told that businesses are greedy and will do anything for a buck. On the other hand, we are told that businesses are sexist, racist, etc. Well, if businesses are greedy, they will hire the best people. They won't be sexist, racist, etc, because hiring worse people will decrease profit margins. They will judge employees only in rational ways, one of which is of course the risk of (in whatever circumstances) the employee's departure.0