Fathers now take more time off work to care for sick children than mothers, a new survey of parents reveals.
Traditionally it was mothers that stepped in to look after their youngsters when they were ill but a change in social and working attitudes has been attributed to a rise in fathers taking on the role.
A study by health app firm Evergreen Life revealed that a higher percentage of men are now taking time off work to care for their children.
This will be used to show there should be no gender pay gap because fathers more than mothers etc. Missing that mothers tend (as always, tend, this is about averages) to organise life so that time off isn’t needed for the little germ factories that is a nest of young ‘uns.
You’ve no idea how much it used to irritate me when male colleagues shirked their work duties to stay home and look after their sick kids. Yes I know it’s wrong of me, but…
If you don’t have kids, you’ll end up picking up the slack for colleagues (both male and female) who have (paid but not annual leave) time off at the drop of a hat to look after their rug-rats.
On top of paying for their other child related benefits and negotiating the lovable little blighters when they are let loose in the supermarket as some sort of giant playground.
I always ring work claiming “childcare” when I’m sleeping off a hangover.
Dave C – you sir are a twat to your colleagues. However, I take my hat off to you.
Why work a day when you can have it off because the state interfered in business to the extent that it distorted the (labour) market?
“I always ring work claiming “childcare” when I’m sleeping off a hangover.”
Why waste a day off suffering with a hangover? Go to work and save those days for playing golf or going to a cricket match or whatever else floats your boat.