Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The pregant Yahoo boss bee in bonnet

I really have a problem with this one about the new head of Yahoo who got employed.  And then annouced she was pregnant,afterwards. Sort of brave but, in my case, with 3 kids under, and now over my belt, I don't think this is what I want of a Brave New World

I know it's the States and you get 2 weeks of giddy holiday a year as oppose to the 4/5 you may get in the UK  (Socialists).You don't expect maternity leave unless you want out of the (male) game.

However, the victory that the article makes about employing a pregnant female is rather lost on me as best place for a baby is on their mother's tummy, making eye contact- when they can.  And just being loved and cuddled. See Mumsnet for the poo and tired bit.

How she handles it, publicly, will mean something. "My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I'll work throughout it," Mayer said in announcing the news. And that, too, will mean something. 
If we are going to have an equalist world, economist hat on,  having time for other projects should be part of it. I am thinking babies for girls and can only think of Harley Davidson roadtrips for boys, so a little stuck.... Not perfect then :-0

Babies under 3 months just need their mum.  Children under 3 do too.  Says woman who has not faced the option of earning, say, £3m a year v Child Benefit (if you still qualify).

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