Thursday, April 03, 2014

The flexible working debate shouldn't be made into an argument between women

Anne Perkins | Comment is free |

An excerpt:

"Day claims that childless women do end up working longer and are harder to cover for than the mothers in the office who have (by implication) swanned off for a little light childcare. Passing over the gritty reality of parenthood, if that was really the case then they should be directing their rage not at the parents but at their employer. It is not acceptable to give one person flexible hours and make others pick up the tab. One of the (long list) of reasons for refusing a request for flexible working is if the employer can claim that it is difficult to reorganise the work among the remaining staff."
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