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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Do you support Trump's call for federally funded paid pregnancy leave?
NinerDoug 11:47 AM 02-06-2019
Poll coming.

https://www.benefitnews.com/news/tru...n-sotu-address

"I am also proud to be the first president to include in my budget a plan for nationwide paid family leave so that every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child, Trump said.
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GloryDayz 07:09 AM 02-11-2019
Because it's unclear if fathers will be given the same time off, I went with "Maybe".
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GloryDayz 07:15 AM 02-11-2019
Another option would be for the leave-taker, to take leave beyond the current total of PTO and sick days, to be required to arrange for somebody to pick up their slack back at work.

So, father or mother....feel free to empty all your time-off options, but anything beyond that should require the leave-taker to find out how to keep the job getting done.
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El Lobo Gordo 01:33 AM 02-12-2019
Originally Posted by dlphg9:
Having a child is a little more important than a video game. Women should get some paid time off and the dad should as well. It would be costly though. Around 4 million babies are born every year. The average salary is around 45k. Say a woman got 3 months paid time off, so that 1 person is going to cost tax payers $11,250 on avg. Now take into account 4 million babies are born, so we will put the number of women receiving that benefit is around 3.5 million. So rough estimate of $35-40 billion a year to cover it.
If you require employers to provide paid time off for new parents, that means some business models will go from being tenable to untenable. This translates to fewer potential employment opportunities. Which means it is very likely that some young parents will be unemployed when they become new parents when they other would not have been.

There is a downside to paid time off that goes beyond the expense. Some actual people will be harmed by it that the social policy was intended to help.
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GloryDayz 10:41 AM 02-12-2019
Originally Posted by El Lobo Gordo:
If you require employers to provide paid time off for new parents, that means some business models will go from being tenable to untenable. This translates to fewer potential employment opportunities. Which means it is very likely that some young parents will be unemployed when they become new parents when they other would not have been.



There is a downside to paid time off that goes beyond the expense. Some actual people will be harmed by it that the social policy was intended to help.
I would certainly say that some employers, those without a lot of bench depth, might soon come to realize the risks associated with certain hires as it relates to this.

That being said, put it on the employee to arrange for the work to be adequately covered, beyond exhausting their personal and sick days, and they might be on to something.

It's a tough problem no matter how you slice it.
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El Lobo Gordo 05:44 PM 02-12-2019
Originally Posted by GloryDayz:
I would certainly say that some employers, those without a lot of bend depth, might soon come to realize the risks associated with certain hires as it relates to this.

That being said, put it on the employee to arrange for the work to be adequately covered, beyond exhausting their personal and sick days, and they might be on to something.

It's a tough problem no matter how you slice it.
I don't think it is a hard problem. If a government intervention makes the cost of employing a human being go up, it will have a negative impact on the demand for human employees.

The government should, in my opinion, design its policies so that demand for human employees is maximized. When demand for human employees far exceeds supply, you don't need very much in the way of welfare, or unemployment benefits, etc. Capable people in an awesome job market will just about write there own terms.
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