Zhabeego: As you so lovingly put it, if your neighbor has “legitimate medical issues, they can apply for and receive a placard to park in a handicapped parking space.” So, in this case, does she not have the right to a premiere parking spot?
You’re laughable. Your logic argues with itself.
You really think that all working moms follow the mommyblogger mentality? My point is that if EVERY woman stopped having children, humans would cease to exist. So while I might not be doing YOU personally any favors by having a child, I am fulfilling a basic biological need that many people have.
Paid maternity leave is a benefit in the USA by the company. No one else. The company. You don’t pay for it. Like I said, if you’re picking up slack due to someone being away, you need to find a better company and stop complaining about it. Because, I’m not sure how that is gratitude. How do you go from parental leave to straight to second class citizen and gratitude? No one is asking for gratitude. Point out where people are asking for gratitude please. I’ll wait.
And I’ll say it again not EVERY parent actively tries to concieve and “chooses” to have a child. Some are morally against abortion, or do not feel adoption is an option. Some get pregnant earlier than expected. Others feel a moral/religious obligation to have a family. Some want a family more than anything but simply cannot afford to miss so much work in order to have children. By your standards, they just shouldn’t have children. Which then means that only upper class families should have children. That’s not realistic. People from all walks of life are going to have children.
Also, maybe your JOB should be a novelist or something in the field of novels if your dream is to write the great American novel. If that’s not possible and you need a year off to go write it, find a company to work for where that’s possible.
Do you not get how entitled you sound?
“If you don’t want to carry that heavy car seat – leave your kid at home or don’t have them to begin with.”
Right? Because daycare/baby sitters are readily available 100% of the time at the drop of a hat? So there will never be a situation ever, where a mother HAS to take her child to the grocery store/other type of store? But you know, you can’t be inconvenienced by a mom. She should just leave her kids at home. UGH. How HARD for you.
And the working moms who continually “duck out early” to attend a soccer game, bring it up with your boss. If it’s impacting your work, their work, and/or the companies production then talk about it with someone. Otherwise, hush up about it. For all you know, maybe they’ve already missed games or practices or it’s their turn to provide snacks. Like I said, the grass isn’t always greener. No one is asking for “gratitude”. And the argument about the moms ducking out and bringing in sick kids doesn’t even apply to maternity leave. Start a new thread about it.