The Pros And Cons Of Paid Maternnity Leave

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Becoming a mother is a beautiful thing. You get to carry your child for nine months and after those nine months, you finally get to meet the person you’ve created. After you have met your baby you are so in love and you want to spend as much time as you can with your baby so you take maternity leave. While your job is happy that you have had a baby they are not happy that you will be gone an extended period of time. If companies are really upset about this, they might do something women may not like or benefit from as the outcome. Paid maternity leave is important because… That’s kind of how it was for Letitia Camire. In 2011, she was fortunate enough to find a new job as the office manager for United Tool & Machine. This was a small family…show more content…
They want the mothers to have the time they need to bond with their newborn baby, but they want them to work so companies feel like she wasn’t a wasted “investment”. This is a hard thing to accomplish so Vodafone decided “women should get 16 weeks paid maternity leave, once they returned mothers would have to work 4 days a week at full pay for 6 months.” (“Vodafone”). While this solution seems like it’s only in favor of women, companies like Netflix would actually save a lot of money. If you’re wondering how, recruiting and training new employees to replace women while on maternity would cost $47 billion. That’s why giving women 16 weeks of paid maternity leave could save companies anywhere to $19 billion a year. Not to mention women would be able to gain 608 million more days with their babies because they can work 4 days a week at full pay for 6 months; which saves women $14 billion in daycare cost. With this agreement companies like Netflix would be happy that they’re saving money and women would be happy that they get to spend more time with their newborn baby while transitioning back into the

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