Sunday, November 8, 2009


PREGNANT?  YOU'RE FIRED in bold on page 4 of the Sunday Times today.

The government should just have awarded the more generous maternity benefits to civil servants. Forget about the private sector. They have been taking it out on pregnant women ever since the generous benefits were put in place. These adversely affected, harrassed into resigning or dismissed from their jobs are worse off in the end.

In the last few years, if you want to see pregnant women, other than the obstetrician offices and the maternity wards, the other place to go to are the schools. Well, this is an additional reason why teachers are happier than most others.

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