Tech employees without kids are upset over additional benefits offered to parents

Lew Zealand

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Absolutely agreed, this always bothered me. I always felt like I was being punished and made to work the tougher harder shifts because other folks had chosen to have kids.

Folks should not be punished for not having kids, if someone has kids that's their problem.

Find a job somewhere else then. Where I work, I don't see any differences between the time parents take off and non-parents. We're split about 50-50 breeders and non-breeders. In my wife's office, there are legit parent abusers of the time off system but then there are also non-parents who abuse the same time off system, and both come down to the boss there being a lot more wishy-washy about it than my boss.
 

Lew Zealand

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You are right, you should not have to put up with that. Lots of things shouldn't happen, but they do anyway.

In this case, if you don't like your working conditions, bring it up with management and hope it improves, or look for work somewhere else. That was the point of my example of 2 work environments: in one, the boss plays it fair and in the other the boss is not concerned with that. I know which environment I'd like to work in and the question is:

Is it easier to change jobs or management structures? My opinion is clear: it's easier to change jobs. However in 2020 that may not be the case.