Posted by: secretperson | November 20, 2008

You Will Enjoy Your Rights or Else!

I can understand the ideas behind giving workers rights, such as paid maternity leave, but it seems a bit much to me when women will be forced to take six weeks off, whether they want to return to work or not. What if, in these days of sexual equality, the father is raising the baby? The same applies to working hours limits, fair enough give people the right not to work more than 48 hours a week (or 35 if you are French!) but some people, especially the less well off, might like the chance to work overtime and earn a bit more cash every now and again!

I suppose those who decide these things can’t concieve of a situation in which their do-gooding is not appreciated and believe by making it compulsory they are empowering us to make the right choices.

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  1. government treats people from a default position as if they are slaves who can just be ordered around


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