It’s the mother’s job

York Press: It’s the mother’s job It’s the mother’s job

ON DECEMBER 6, Pamela Frankland sensibly expressed the view that employers should not have to allow unpaid leave to the bereaved, one with which I heartily agreed.

I feel just as strongly against unpaid leave being allowed to grandparents, to look after the children of their own daughters who insist on having children when they have no intention of staying at home and giving them a stable family life.

Small businesses should be the backbone of British business; instead they are very much the poor relation.

Whenever an employee takes time off, for whatever reason, their employers either have to carry on with less staff or replace them, only temporarily, with people who are not familiar with the jobs.

Businesses already have to carry the burden of employing women who have every intention of being mothers, irrespective of the problems this causes, or risk breaking the law by refusing to employ women of child-bearing age.

The world of work has nowadays to revolve around women who do not only want it all, but insist on having it, in spite of the problems this causes every other section of society.

Heather Causnett, Escrick Park Gardens, Escrick, York.

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11:22am Fri 20 Dec 13

yorkiemum says...

Headline 'It's a mothers job'
How did I know this was from 'our Heather'
Headline 'It's a mothers job' How did I know this was from 'our Heather' yorkiemum

1:19pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Buzzz Light-year says...

Yep, spotted this one a mile off.
Heather's terrible, skewed worldview has no place in the 21st century.

She is way off the mark if she thinks young women are the root of society's ills.
How many of those are in the boardrooms and chambers causing the real problems we face today?
Yep, spotted this one a mile off. Heather's terrible, skewed worldview has no place in the 21st century. She is way off the mark if she thinks young women are the root of society's ills. How many of those are in the boardrooms and chambers causing the real problems we face today? Buzzz Light-year

3:07pm Fri 20 Dec 13

yorkiemum says...

The children of their own daughters!! Suppose it was the children of their own sons...imagine that!! Really don't know why the Press give space to this ignorant spiteful woman. Enough is enough Heather please
The children of their own daughters!! Suppose it was the children of their own sons...imagine that!! Really don't know why the Press give space to this ignorant spiteful woman. Enough is enough Heather please yorkiemum

7:01pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Jonthan says...

It's Godfrey Bloom in drag.
It's Godfrey Bloom in drag. Jonthan

9:43pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

Can I have the last 3 minutes that I spent reading this bullcrap back please?
Can I have the last 3 minutes that I spent reading this bullcrap back please? Magicman!

10:34pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Buzzz Light-year says...

Jonthan wrote:
It's Godfrey Bloom in drag.
Hahaha! I can see it :D
[quote][p][bold]Jonthan[/bold] wrote: It's Godfrey Bloom in drag.[/p][/quote]Hahaha! I can see it :D Buzzz Light-year

10:41pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Seadog says...

I don't think anyone objects to UNPAID leave ... except the poor souls obliged to take it!
I don't think anyone objects to UNPAID leave ... except the poor souls obliged to take it! Seadog

1:03am Sat 21 Dec 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Mrs C has a good point. Yes I know it's not PC but then neither am I.

Forget the glass rood thing, if women want a career all well and good but don't go popping babies out and then expect someone else to look after them.

There used to be a thing called family planning, just like a small business has to plan its costs. How would you PCers deal with the situation or would you just let viable businesses go bust?
Mrs C has a good point. Yes I know it's not PC but then neither am I. Forget the glass rood thing, if women want a career all well and good but don't go popping babies out and then expect someone else to look after them. There used to be a thing called family planning, just like a small business has to plan its costs. How would you PCers deal with the situation or would you just let viable businesses go bust? ColdAsChristmas

2:00pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Buzzz Light-year says...

It's nothing at all to do with that out-dated term "PC"
Heather Causnett's worldview is incredibly skewed. She has a strange and hugely negative feeling towards her own gender, something she has admitted in one of her letters.
I'd be interested to find out just what happened to cause it.

No surprise at all that ColdasChristmas would piggyback the usual dogma onto it.
PC indeed.
It's nothing at all to do with that out-dated term "PC" Heather Causnett's worldview is incredibly skewed. She has a strange and hugely negative feeling towards her own gender, something she has admitted in one of her letters. I'd be interested to find out just what happened to cause it. No surprise at all that ColdasChristmas would piggyback the usual dogma onto it. PC indeed. Buzzz Light-year

5:30pm Sat 21 Dec 13

CHISSY1 says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Jonthan wrote:
It's Godfrey Bloom in drag.
Hahaha! I can see it :D
Yawn,lol Hahahahaha
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonthan[/bold] wrote: It's Godfrey Bloom in drag.[/p][/quote]Hahaha! I can see it :D[/p][/quote]Yawn,lol Hahahahaha CHISSY1

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