Union demands menstrual leave for women

iconYou simply can't make this stuff up. Labor unions are demanding paid leave for women during their "time of the month".

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) national secretary Doug Cameron said production line jobs were tough on some women during their monthly cycle and their problems should be recognized with a day's menstrual leave every month.
No word yet on whether or not men will be authorized to work overtime to get away from their bitchy wives during the same, um, period.

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Hell, I'd settle for a "golf day"....

BTW, I love the new layout. Beauteous.... ;0)

Posted by: Jack Cluth at February 11, 2005 8:43 AM

Hey, it's simple to me -- they get a two week vacation? Give them these twelve days, and cut the vacation down to two days.

Posted by: Phelps at February 11, 2005 11:04 AM

Two weeks vacation is only 10 days. Your plan would work as long as their cycle lands on the weekend two months a year.

Posted by: Ravenwood at February 11, 2005 11:09 AM

You're right -- and being lunar, it wouldn't. Monday +27 days is Monday. Take a couple of thier sick days and the entire vacation.

Our office doesn't even have sick days anymore. You have personal time, floating holidays and vacation time. 96 hours PTO, 2 floating holidays and 80 hours vacation for me. If you want to use 8 hours PTO a month, go ahead.

Posted by: Phelps at February 11, 2005 11:15 AM

You'd have to have hot flash days too, to avoid age discrimination laws.

I was going to quite a Marge Piercy poem ``The Curse'' but it appears she didn't write one. I wonder who did.

Well, here's the first stanza of her ``For Strong Women''

A strong woman is a woman who is straining.
A strong woman is a woman standing
on tiptoe and lifting a barbell
while trying to sing Boris Godunov.
A strong woman is a woman at work
cleaning out the cesspool of the ages,
and while she shovels, she talks about
how she doesn't mind crying, it opens
the ducts of the eyes, and throwing up
develoops the stomach muscles, and
she goes on shoveling with tears
in her nose.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at February 12, 2005 6:27 AM

That is just the stupidest thing I've ever heard of!

Posted by: bogie at February 13, 2005 5:43 AM

Hell, I go to work to get away from PMS!

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip at February 13, 2005 7:24 AM

What I want to know... is how are they going to verify that the petitioning woman is menstrual at the time... (ewww)

Posted by: Etanisla at February 13, 2005 2:13 PM

That would have been perfect for me a few years back. I'd have had 18 months straight of no work. I know, I know....TMI. All I can say is thank God for hysterectomies.

New look is AWESOME, Steve.

Posted by: Da Goddess at February 13, 2005 10:36 PM

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