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  • That might cramp someone's style.
  • So not necessary at all?

    *runs*
  • This should definitely be a thing.  And while were making that the norm, grant sick leave for people with the office-farts.
  • Would definitely have come in handy throughout my life. Starting in 8th grade, I would throw up the first two days of my period because of the flood of hormones. I usually didn't make it to the bathroom, so the hallways were liberally splashed and the janitors did not like it. I was given permission by the school to take two days off a month, just because they were tired of cleaning up vomit.

    When I went on the pill at 15 to treat this issue, it was great. My periods never bothered me the entire time I was on BC. But I went off the pill at 33 because of stroke risks ... and then holy bloody hell descended on me again and lasted until menopause.

    I had to schedule and take PTO for my periods from that point on. The pain, the sheer AMOUNT of blood loss, doubled over with cramps - endometriosis hit me really hard. I bled so much I became anemic and would get dizzy and feel faint. I am so happy its all over now and when I look back on how much I suffered -- just ridiculous that this is how our bodies "work".
  • silvervial: Would definitely have come in handy throughout my life. Starting in 8th grade, I would throw up the first two days of my period because of the flood of hormones. I usually didn't make it to the bathroom, so the hallways were liberally splashed and the janitors did not like it. I was given permission by the school to take two days off a month, just because they were tired of cleaning up vomit.

    When I went on the pill at 15 to treat this issue, it was great. My periods never bothered me the entire time I was on BC. But I went off the pill at 33 because of stroke risks ... and then holy bloody hell descended on me again and lasted until menopause.

    I had to schedule and take PTO for my periods from that point on. The pain, the sheer AMOUNT of blood loss, doubled over with cramps - endometriosis hit me really hard. I bled so much I became anemic and would get dizzy and feel faint. I am so happy its all over now and when I look back on how much I suffered -- just ridiculous that this is how our bodies "work".


    This. It was miserable. When I was 14 my mom took me to the fambly doc, who told me "You don't have cramps, you want attention. It's all in your head." Prick.

    Total misery.
  • They might have to pull a few strings but I think they'll get it.
  • Every worker should have enough sick leave to take a couple days off a month and they should be able to take them at their own discretion. This "we'll give you 4 days of sick leave/year and you need a doctor's note if you want to have more than 2 days in a row off" crap is BS.
  • NotARocketScientist: Every worker should have enough sick leave to take a couple days off a month and they should be able to take them at their own discretion. This "we'll give you 4 days of sick leave/year and you need a doctor's note if you want to have more than 2 days in a row off" crap is BS.


    This, obviously. Seriously, we're like the worst industrialized country on the planet when it comes to allowing workers to take time away from work. We don't require paid vacation time or paid holidays. No annual leave.

    Eventually, we'll figure out that we've been getting the short end of the stick for half a century or so.
  • as well, we need to allow:
    coming in late had to drop the kids at babysitter/school/church/relatives house
    leave early to pick up kids/go to school function,sports,relatives
    come in sick because saving sick days to take kids to Disney. too bad everyone gets sick oh well

    it goes on and on. ask any woman that works in an office with people who have children.
  • Let's just do away with work completely.

    Problem solved.
  • NotARocketScientist: Every worker should have enough sick leave to take a couple days off a month and they should be able to take them at their own discretion.


    This is pretty much standard practice in every other first world country and has been for decades. It's usually two or three paid days off per month, no questions asked.

    It's not cumulative so you can't save them up. If you don't use them this month, they don't roll over next month.
  • darkhorse23: silvervial: Would definitely have come in handy throughout my life. Starting in 8th grade, I would throw up the first two days of my period because of the flood of hormones. I usually didn't make it to the bathroom, so the hallways were liberally splashed and the janitors did not like it. I was given permission by the school to take two days off a month, just because they were tired of cleaning up vomit.

    When I went on the pill at 15 to treat this issue, it was great. My periods never bothered me the entire time I was on BC. But I went off the pill at 33 because of stroke risks ... and then holy bloody hell descended on me again and lasted until menopause.

    I had to schedule and take PTO for my periods from that point on. The pain, the sheer AMOUNT of blood loss, doubled over with cramps - endometriosis hit me really hard. I bled so much I became anemic and would get dizzy and feel faint. I am so happy its all over now and when I look back on how much I suffered -- just ridiculous that this is how our bodies "work".

    This. It was miserable. When I was 14 my mom took me to the fambly doc, who told me "You don't have cramps, you want attention. It's all in your head." Prick.

    Total misery.


    I may have slit that doc's throat.

    I've been in the ER with cramps more than once.
  • Congratulations, subby, on finding the only way to put a full stop at the end of a Fark headline.
  • So next would be employers requiring women who use birth control pills to do so without the week of placebos so they don't have to pay for menstrual leave?
  • Well yeah a couple days off a month seems logical in a civilized society. How else will they be able to stay secluded in the menstrual hut?
  • I'm fine with menstruation leave but don't expect equal pay
  • Ishkur: NotARocketScientist: Every worker should have enough sick leave to take a couple days off a month and they should be able to take them at their own discretion.

    This is pretty much standard practice in every other first world country and has been for decades. It's usually two or three paid days off per month, no questions asked.

    It's not cumulative so you can't save them up. If you don't use them this month, they don't roll over next month.


    Monthly use or lose leave seems like a horrible idea for any business that wants to be open the last week of the month.
  • AmbassadorBooze: Let's just do away with work completely.

    Problem solved.


    User name checks out
  • Anyone's suffering disabling pain for any reason they need leave/time off - I don't care about causation.  Even if you're all about being an asshole, 10 seconds of thought will tell you that as an employer you are not getting anything useful out an employee that's fighting major pain.  Denying leave doesn't make sense from ethical or business standpoints.
  • AmbassadorBooze: Let's just do away with work completely.

    Problem solved.


    Username checks out, after about 6 day whiskies.
  • Smackledorfer: Monthly use or lose leave seems like a horrible idea for any business that wants to be open the last week of the month.


    Only cheaters and thieves think like this.

    Responsible people living in well-run liberal democracies do not.
  • Let's put it to a vote. I bet it doesn't even get 50% support amongst women.
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