Tuesday, June 19, 2012

You just never know

Ironically after I wrote that last post, I realized that Ireland is just not a pregnant friendly place, especially not in the work place. People get so hyped up about racism and equality in the work place. But no one ever thinks about the equality between pregnant and non pregnant women.

I have one friend Cara who's originally from Latvia and she was working for a cosmetic company for almost 2 years. Unfortunately for her it wasn't two months. On Friday she did a product training for some new interns in the company. Then directly after she was given the boot.

What a way to go. You see pregnant women are only entitled to get maternity leave benefit if they have been working for a company for 2 years. In addition you can't claim redundancy either if you haven't been employed for 2 years. So yeah its a real pickle.

Nonetheless, It doesn't leave a nice after taste in your mouth. Its a cruel world we live in right now. As women gain more equality in some sense, we lose it in others. Eventually were going to grow into a nation of all career women with no children.  Your damned if you do and your damned if you don't.

So I have put the yes to babies on the long finger obviously lol.

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