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(CNBC)   New survey says 39% of working parents fear they'll be fired if they use child-care benefits at work. The remainder wishes they even had that option   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Employment, flexible work hours, workplace benefits, much anxiety, type of employee sentiment, advantage of child-care benefits, personal needs, current environment  
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517 clicks; posted to Business » and Politics » on 25 Sep 2020 at 8:32 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-09-25 6:12:59 PM  
You could try not having kids. Seems like a good option nowadays.
 
2020-09-25 8:39:25 PM  
This is a problem with a lot of employee benefits. Do you know how much paid vacation time is lost because employees are too afraid to ask to use the time they are contractually provided? It's crazy the giant lack of worker right enforcement in this country.
 
2020-09-25 8:47:13 PM  
I've had a coworker whose previous company pulled full-on constructive dismissal after he had a stroke to chase him out the door.  This kind of thing happens regularly.
 
2020-09-25 8:53:16 PM  

Mugato: You could try not having kids. Seems like a good option nowadays.





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Thinking about get a vasectomy in the next 2 years
 
2020-09-25 9:16:21 PM  

Mugato: You could try not having kids. Seems like a good option nowadays.


This. If you want to eat, you must ceaselessly and ever increasingly compete against others for the scraps we offer you.
If you can't keep up, it is only fitting that you starve. So divest yourself of any encumbrances, like family, or children, or any of that worthless shiat.
Isn't America wonderful? In it's forge, we shall become STRONG!!!
 
2020-09-25 9:37:34 PM  
My kid got an entry level job at a major NYC law firm.  Everyone got 5 weeks vacation to start, but it was generally known that if the firm could function for 5 weeks without you, they could function without you for the rest of the time as well.
 
2020-09-25 10:28:38 PM  
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2020-09-25 10:55:27 PM  

Ker_Thwap: My kid got an entry level job at a major NYC law firm.  Everyone got 5 weeks vacation to start, but it was generally known that if the firm could function for 5 weeks without you, they could function without you for the rest of the time as well.


The scary places are the ones with no set vacation time.  "Take what you need," they said, assuming that vacation is a "want" and not a "need."
 
2020-09-25 11:07:46 PM  

tjsands1118: This is a problem with a lot of employee benefits. Do you know how much paid vacation time is lost because employees are too afraid to ask to use the time they are contractually provided? It's crazy the giant lack of worker right enforcement in this country.


Jobs with contracts are very rare in the US.
 
2020-09-25 11:54:40 PM  
And this is just the way employers like it. They want people too afraid to ask for time off, too afraid to get sick, too afraid to ask for a raise, etc..Sure it leads to low morale, poor productivity, and jeopardizes long term profits, but hey, the revenue for the quarter looked amazing.
 
2020-09-26 12:33:17 AM  
I must be lucky.  I've had shiat vacation time in the past (mostly as a newer employee) but never had any issues taking it.  Benefits packages were always pretty decent.

Where I'm at now I get about 5 weeks PTO, and 2 weeks sick days.  Using all of it per year is actually encouraged since the only downside of the policy is that none carries over.  Hell, one colleague recently took a paid 3 month paternity leave (used to be 2 weeks up until a year ago).

We're a subsidiary of a mega-corporation that has a really shiatty reputation.  I know that doesn't narrow it down much, but I'm sure you could guess fairly quickly.  I gotta say though, they've been decent with this type of stuff over the years, especially during Covid.

/still thinks tying health insurance to employers is bullshiat
 
2020-09-26 2:07:46 AM  
Study shows 39% or people are scared of their own shadow.
 
2020-09-26 2:19:38 AM  
So easy to strike fear into subordinates and extract every Penny of profit out of your employees before tossing them away for a fresh, right out of college, wet behind the ears and easily manipulated college kid. It's the 'Murican way!
 
2020-09-26 8:14:38 AM  
Should be required by law to both offer vacation, and if it's not taken, paid up at the end of the year.
 
2020-09-26 9:36:03 AM  

Sophont: Should be required by law to both offer vacation, and if it's not taken, paid up at the end of the year.


You would think that would fix it, but I assure you, repuli-*cough* Nazi's insist upon dismantling worker and civil rights and will assuredly find or make some loophole which would cause your pay to be forfeit, most likely for the bullshiattiest reason.

Otherwise, you're reasoning is sound.
 
2020-09-26 10:10:06 AM  
I thought getting fired was always an option, am I missing something?
 
2020-09-26 10:45:12 AM  

MrScruffles: Sophont: Should be required by law to both offer vacation, and if it's not taken, paid up at the end of the year.

You would think that would fix it, but I assure you, repuli-*cough* Nazi's insist upon dismantling worker and civil rights and will assuredly find or make some loophole which would cause your pay to be forfeit, most likely for the bullshiattiest reason.

Otherwise, you're reasoning is sound.


Yep, Banks, for example, have always been notorious for firing any employee who even got a sniff of a benefit.  You'd think things would change, but there are always people scrambling for even crappy jobs.

Employment laws are kind of a joke in an "At-Will Employment" states.  They can fire you at any time for any reason... and if they aren't stupid enough to state the reason, then good luck proving you were fired for an illegal reason.

The whole full time workers over x number of hours have to receive certain benefits laws... to no one's amazement, employers just decided they could hire more employees and suddenly your hours are cut back to below the legal threshold.  Who could have predicted this!?
 
2020-09-26 11:35:20 AM  

Mugato: You could try not having kids. Seems like a good option nowadays.


Why is it no one ever says this about their parents?
 
2020-09-26 12:24:57 PM  
If your boss can't tell if you're doing your job well while exercising a flexible schedule or telework, HE's the one who should be worried about losing his job, not you.
 
2020-09-26 1:27:59 PM  

HempHead: tjsands1118: This is a problem with a lot of employee benefits. Do you know how much paid vacation time is lost because employees are too afraid to ask to use the time they are contractually provided? It's crazy the giant lack of worker right enforcement in this country.

Jobs with contracts are very rare in the US.


So I misspoke. What would be the term for agreed upon working conditions that gurantee benefits and pay level?
 
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