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I completely support this effort to bring paid leaves to family. My husband and I had to go live with our in-laws for three months in order to be able to afford to have three months with our newborn. Three months goes by like a blink of the eye and you should not have to spend that time worrying about how to make ends meet. It should be the happiest time of your life.
I also have three employees right now who are taking FMLA. They have to take that leave without pay. It is a hardship to them and their families in what is already a stressful situation for them.
We are one of four countries in this world who do not have some kind of paid leave. The other three are third world countries. It is time for us to value the human experience rather than capitalist anti-human restrictions.
Thanks for bringing this issue forward, Jessica
posted 4 years, 1 month ago
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