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    Default Are children a "lifestyle choice"?

    Yes I think it is totally a lifestyle choice and agree with your friends points!

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    Default Re: Are children a "lifestyle choice"?

    I think it is, pre ds i did as i pleased often staying up half or all the night, sleeping in til midday when ever i could.

    10 am was early, now 8 am is a sleep in lol

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    So my friend's employer should give her the same consideration, leave entitlements etc to pursue her lifestyle choices as a pregnant woman?
    Not the same but I think it's totally unfair that only those with kids are entitled to flexible work under the FWA.

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    To those of you who believe children are a lifestyle choice... do you therefore believe that those without children should receive the same benefits from their employer?

    For example, if someone's lifestyle choice is travel, should their employer be required to hold onto their position for a year in the same way they would for a woman on maternity leave? Or should they receive time off work to pursue their hobbies in the same way their peer receives time to express milk or care for her sick children?

    Because that's what's being suggested here. That these "lifestyle choices" are all equal and should be treated accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    To those of you who believe children are a lifestyle choice... do you therefore believe that those without children should receive the same benefits from their employer?

    For example, if someone's lifestyle choice is travel, should their employer be required to hold onto their position for a year in the same way they would for a woman on maternity leave? Or should they receive time off work to pursue their hobbies in the same way their peer receives time to express milk or care for her sick children?

    Because that's what's being suggested here. That these "lifestyle choices" are all equal and should be treated accordingly.
    Childless people do get these same entitlements although differently labeled and I'm sure not all companies allow for set breaks to express milk?
    Career break is available for a year off for people to pursue other interests such as travel and study. Carers leave is also available to everyone, not just people with children.

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    Not the same, no. But consideration to time off/sabbaticals, and flexible arrangements absolutely even if it's just for a hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    Childless people do get these same entitlements although differently labeled and I'm sure not all companies allow for set breaks to express milk?
    Career break is available for a year off for people to pursue other interests such as travel and study. Carers leave is also available to everyone, not just people with children.
    A career break is not an entitlement though but would be great if it was!

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    I think this article sums up my thoughts.

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    Default Are children a "lifestyle choice"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    To those of you who believe children are a lifestyle choice... do you therefore believe that those without children should receive the same benefits from their employer?

    For example, if someone's lifestyle choice is travel, should their employer be required to hold onto their position for a year in the same way they would for a woman on maternity leave? Or should they receive time off work to pursue their hobbies in the same way their peer receives time to express milk or care for her sick children?

    Because that's what's being suggested here. That these "lifestyle choices" are all equal and should be treated accordingly.
    I thought this was the case? In every workplace I have been there are opportunities for people to have time away while their job is held for them so they can persue a lifestyle choice...

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    Default Are children a "lifestyle choice"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    I think this article sums up my thoughts.
    Not read whole thing but I did not have a baby for the greater good.. I had one because I (we) wanted one. Did you? Really?


 

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