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Fast Company Article About Employer Bias Against the Childfree



Here are some policies and changes companies can implement to ensure a more inclusive culture:

Equal maternity and paternity leave, paid for up to six months (with another optional six months of unpaid leave)
Paid sabbatical leave for all child-free employees, structured such that it’s equal to the leave provided to parents
Make working hours and conditions more flexible for all employees to live balanced, fulfilling lives (71% of employees say they’d quit their job if another company offered them flexible scheduling.)
Ensure culture aligns with flexible, livable policies: Put an end to casual comments like “Oh, working a half day?” when someone leaves at 5 p.m., or overlooking someone for promotion simply because they’ve taken the full allowance for parental leave
Embody open, transparent communication: When changing policy that applies to one group, for example, don’t do it on the sly, and don’t drop it unannounced or unexplained.

We’ve all been proponents of paid sabbaticals here on Bratfree, but I can only imagine that a childfree person getting a paid sabbatical that is equivalent to paid breeder leave would start a lot of mooing that we’re just getting extra vacation time.

"Why children take so long to grow? They eat and drink like pig and give nothing back. Must find way to accelerate process..."
- Dr. Yi Suchong, Bioshock

"Society does not need more children; but it does need more loved children. Quite literally, we cannot afford unloved children - but we pay heavily for them every day. There should not be the slightest communal concern when a woman elects to destroy the life of her thousandth-of-an-ounce embryo. But all society should rise up in alarm when it hears that a baby that is not wanted is about to be born."
- Garrett Hardin

"I feel like there's a message involved here somehow, but then I couldn't stop laughing at all the plotholes, like the part when North Korea has food."
- Youtube commentor referring to a North Korean cartoon.

"Reality is a bitch when it slowly crawls out of your vagina and shits in your lap."
- Reddit comment

"Bitch wants a baby, so we're gonna fuck now. #bareback"
- Cambion

Oh whatever. Abortion doctors are crimestoppers."
- Miss Hannigan
Re: Fast Company Article About Employer Bias Against the Childfree
October 17, 2020
Work climate is weird today. Hard work no longer makes a difference. Being a breeder will give one a better job security than being a reliable hard worker.
Re: Fast Company Article About Employer Bias Against the Childfree
October 17, 2020
With something closer to equal rights for CF employees in regard to paid time off, I guarantee there would also be a tremendous push by breeder employees for a rule allowing employees to donate time off to other employees. This way, Moos and Duhs can try to harass childfree co-workers into giving up time off to them because clearly if you have no kids, you have no life, responsibilities, cares, stress or exhaustion and therefore don't deserve time off while parents do.

In our society, the consistent message is that if you opt not to have children, your life is less meaningful.

Yep, bingo. And parents are not shy at all about telling us this repeatedly.

Everyone has their own shit to deal with and everyone should be entitled to the same time off, regardless of family size. What you choose to fill that time off with is your choice, and if you want more days to spend loafing around the house and taking vacations, then don't have fucking kids so your time off won't have to be spent wiping noses and listening to tantrums.

Employers would do well to pay more respect than they do toward their CF employees (if they deserve it - some employees suck no matter what they made with their genitals) because unchilded people are often the ones keeping the fucking business afloat. They are the ones who pick up all the slack from the mommies and daddies that come in late and cut out early because of their kids. They are also the ones who pick up the slack when breeders are on the clock and do their job half as well because they're so tiiiiiiiiired now. They are the ones who pick up extra shifts when Moo has to take Junior to the ER for a splinter and they are the ones who will work holidays and miss seeing their own families so breeders can go home and see their fugly kids they see every damn day.

Good luck trying to run a business with an all-breeder staff if the childfree people walk out.
Re: Fast Company Article About Employer Bias Against the Childfree
October 23, 2020
I'm pleasantly surprised that someone finally said in a public space what many of us have recommended for years. If they actually implement those policies, they will probably have no trouble finding talent.
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