Maternity Leave Is Not ‘Vacation’ Time

May 2, 2016 at 3:19 am |

Letter To Childless Author Who Thinks Non-Moms Should Get Maternity Leave

Dear Meghann,

Thank you for your piece in the NY Post about wanting to have all the perks of having a maternity leave but without any kids. How awful it must have been for you all these years to watch parents on staff leave the office at 6 p.m. to tend to their children, while you were always expected to pick up the slack for the rest of the corporation.

If only you were given a break of equal measure so you could shift your focus to the part of your life that does not revolve around your job. As you see it a traditional maternity leave is an opportunity for a woman to have some self- reflection and parenthood is a path that provides a modicum of flexibility.

Here’s what you need to know.

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She was jealous of co-workers getting time off to have kids. So she decided she needed a break of her own

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