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Can companies actually give extra time off to parents/caregivers only? I have seen this happening due to the pandemic but it doesn’t seem fair to those without caregiving responsibilities. I totally get the stress and extra work in these times but any type of leave addition should be equally distributed IMO.

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Do you also want maternity leave be equally distributed or to those who qualify?

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They can do whatever they want since non having kids isn’t a protected class. Not saying it’s right but they can do it.

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I’m sure these caregivers would gladly work while you take care of their kids (or sick relatives). It’s not a vacation.

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Lots of vitriol here. That’s disappointing. Of course parents and caregivers deserve flexibility to provide care. Of course people who lost their jobs deserve more than $600 to get by. I have also noticed a significant decline in my mental health and well-being as a result of increased working hours and increased isolation without any acknowledgment from my company that this is the most difficult time of our lives because I don’t have kids or an elderly family member to care for.

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OP your frustration is understandable. But you are in a position to do something about it. For example you can talk to your team and adjust hours or take time off and recharge. Parents are not in that position. A time off is not gonna fix their issues and they don’t have a control over it. It’s a marathon every parent has to run until the kid goes to college. I just don’t understand why it’s so hard for people to understand. I am on family leave right now taking care of an infant and a 3 year old, and I still feel exhausted and sleepless every day.

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If you can’t empathize, go ahead and truly focus on yourself: if you need additional leave, ask for it. Leave your opinion on caregivers out of it and manage your own life.

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Since our last kid was born 16 years ago before Paternity leave was a thing and I literally had to use my vacation to even get her birth week off, does that mean I can get that benefit now? Since we ultimately had three kids someone owes me a paid year off.

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My point was more about how times change and policies change with it. I don’t begrudge new Dads when they disappear for 1/3 of a year just because I couldn’t, just like some childless OP shouldn’t worry about working parents trying to navigate hybrid learning.

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Yeah..... I’m not on board with this. People with additional strains need help tending to them without being punished at work, and what you’re asking for is extra vacation... I’m sure these caregivers would also like some vacation. You’re looking at it in a pretty selfish way (and I say this as someone who is currently overworked and has no kids and desperately wants as much time off as possible)

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Why can’t you just be happy for those that are benefitting, knowing that you might be in their shoes one day? Let me guess, you are also the type of person that was mad that those on unemployment got the extra $600.

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Agree

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Deloitte certainly is.

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