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Comment #4674764 by weeya

weeya Jan 19th 2016, 9:03 AM #

However Women work a lot more effectively in the hours they are contracted to work, after they have started a family. I now work 4 day week and fit 5 busy days into 4, but I still finish on time as I’m a single parent who not only has to pay all the bills(work) but run my house and take care of my child as well. To be honest I don’t know what I did with my time before I had my little guy, but I know one thing for certain I’m a whole lot more efficient in all areas of my life, most definitely including work!

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€47,000 payout for woman who was discriminated against because she was pregnant

€47,000 payout for woman who was discriminated against because she was pregnant

An Equality Tribunal found that the woman had been discriminated against on grounds of her gender and family situation by her employer, the National Cancer Registry Board.

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    Favourite Brian Lenehan
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    Jan 19th 2016, 7:05 AM

    Kirk, would you like to see your mother, sister or daughter treated this way? The blatant sexism of the line-manager, evident before she ever got pregnant, is disgusting and has no place in the workplace.

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    Favourite Captain kirk
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    Jan 19th 2016, 7:12 AM

    Well making a passing comment like ‘women work less after having a baby’. This statement is true is it not?

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    Favourite Shauna Keyes
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    Jan 19th 2016, 7:46 AM

    I’d say…. Untrue! I’ve taken a job now with a baby! Her Dad takes care of her while I work. Don’t underestimate the ability of the modern family to function after childbirth..

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    Favourite Donna Moss
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    Jan 19th 2016, 7:54 AM

    Shauna. Her dad is her full time carer. It’s a bit different when you are using minders ets .It’s not easy when you have to drop them to minders or when they are sick. Your situation is different.

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    Favourite Captain kirk
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    Jan 19th 2016, 8:23 AM

    The reality is after children come, women do not want to work, late, do overtime or travel. It’s just a reality. I have three kids myself so I know it’s a reality

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    Favourite weeya
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    Jan 19th 2016, 9:03 AM

    However Women work a lot more effectively in the hours they are contracted to work, after they have started a family. I now work 4 day week and fit 5 busy days into 4, but I still finish on time as I’m a single parent who not only has to pay all the bills(work) but run my house and take care of my child as well. To be honest I don’t know what I did with my time before I had my little guy, but I know one thing for certain I’m a whole lot more efficient in all areas of my life, most definitely including work!

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    Favourite Del Bear
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    Jan 19th 2016, 10:16 AM

    I don’t have kids but I’d tend to agree with Weeya. People who hang around the office late into the evening all the time tend not to be very productive during the day! Get in early, get your stuff done and get out on time!

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    Favourite Brian
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    Jan 19th 2016, 7:54 PM

    Ya see this is half the problem. You do not do the same work in 4 days vs a normal 5 day week . Not even being in the office for emails and issues for example that need to be dealt with urgently only puts pressure on those left covering you the day you are out or results in issues not being dealt at all for a whole day .

    I’m all on for workplace equality but the extremes discussed here are exploited by both sides and it’s undeniable you can never please some people be it employers or employees

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    Favourite Demise Grad
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    Jan 19th 2016, 9:07 PM

    My mam travelled with work all the time she had to go to US four times a year, the UK often, and a European office once a month Captain Kirk. Whether you want to or not often doesn’t matter it’s part of some jobs. I know plenty of other mother’s who travel too and work long hours. If you are employed you do your job you don’t do what you want, or you will quickly be without a job or make no progress

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    Favourite weeya
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    Jan 19th 2016, 10:28 PM

    Except Brian, I have a company phone and im available all day every day via email, text and calls, in fact just answered an email there 2 minutes ago! I’m just not physically in the office. Some studies suggest that working outside the business hours is counterproductive, however I realise I have a great employer who values my commitment and input to my job, he was more than happy to allow me to work a 4 day week on my return and in fact was the one to suggested it and no pay decrease or loss of holiday days either that’s how much I’m valued! So as a result I work damn hard when I’m there, and am more than willing to be contactable out of hours too, simply because he is sympathetic to my domestic situation. Coincidently all of my team which are completely supportive of this decision too. So please enough of the sweeping generalisations, if this girl had been treated in the same manner, maybe they wouldn’t have had to shell out a small fortune in damages.

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