Parents got more time off. Then the backlash started.

Ann Marie Lipinski
Ann Marie Lipinski
@AMLwhere
The deep lack of empathy on display in this story and in the comments is stunning. There’s a historic pandemic, people. Schools and daycare are shuttered or risky. Would you have the parenting workforce quit? Try a littl… Show more
Loressa Clisby
App developer; Designer/artist; Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art; Art Director & Digital Artist on film, TV, theme park, special venue and game projects.

Having kids or not is a choice. Regardless of a pandemic or whatever comes along, an employer shouldn't have to take responsibility for people who choose to have kids. There are plenty of options aside from daycare - bab… Show more

Deniz Ozkaynak
Software engineer, indie gamedev, and more.

@Loressa Clisby I think that where that responsibility falls heavily depends on the employer.

My employer has made it crystal clear from day 1 that it values its employees as human people, not just staff, and puts family … Show more

@Loressa Clisby get off your meds; too strong for you, life, in general, is a more complex dynamic than your pseudo-psycho-babbling sold as an opinion; to voice an opinion you need a minimum of credentials. You have none… Show more

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Ted Sullivan
Ted Sullivan
@karterhol
I've felt the frustration of having to work holidays because "I don't have a family." But during a pandemic, it's selfish of kid-less workers to attack parents who are getting a little extra help. Juggling work/homeschoo… Show more
Loressa Clisby
App developer; Designer/artist; Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art; Art Director & Digital Artist on film, TV, theme park, special venue and game projects.

It's a choice to be a parent. Everyone regardless of parenthood or not should be treated fairly in the workforce.

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@Loressa Clisby being smart ain't a choice; it is decided at conception date; unfortunately; however, preventing oneself to write silly things is a plain choice.

Deniz Ozkaynak
Software engineer, indie gamedev, and more.

Selfish and bewildering. Single employees can simply say "no" if they're asked to pick up slack or work extra to accommodate parents; if they aren't comfortable doing so, they work in a toxic environment. Going on the of… Show more

Daisuke Wakabayashi
Daisuke Wakabayashi
@daiwaka
When the pandemic forced office and school closures, some companies offered more time off to parents. But as the impact of Covid drags on, some employees without kids are saying this is unfair. It's causing a rift at som… Show more
Arindrajit Dube
Arindrajit Dube
@arindube
More than ever before, Covid has created an enormous gulf between parents of young children and other people. This gap in available work time is enormous and unprecedented. And it's not going anyway anytime soon. htt… Show more