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The Blog....Who Pays for the Kids?

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The Blog....Who Pays for the Kids?

Post  cyprussyd on 2014-12-02, 6:35 pm

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Who Pays for the Kids?

Well we now move onto a particular bug bear of mine, me paying for your kids!

Lets start with
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New rights to allow parents to share leave following the birth or adoption of their child have become law.
The new rules mean that couples with babies due, or children matched or placed for adoption, after 5 April 2015 will be able to share leave.
After an initial two weeks, up to 50 weeks of leave and 37 weeks of pay can be shared.
However, one law firm said the change could reduce some businesses' level of pay to parents.
Enhanced pay
The government said that about 285,000 working couples would be eligible to share leave under the new rules, announced last year.
The rules mean that parents can also take time off at the same time to look after a newborn.
The pattern of leave must be agreed between the employee and employer with eight weeks' notice. Conciliation service Acas, which has drawn up a guide to the rules, said that employers and employees should be aware of the new rights.
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Now I'm sure the true socialist will say, fantastic, employment rights are their best, but is it good, is it fair and what about the other employees?

Its all well and good letting mammy and daddy decide to out little junior fist, that's how it should be, but what about the poor boss, trying to run a business and plan how to ensure he or she gets the best from their main resource, the staff.

Its the bosses job to ensure the business runs at its best and that must be hard when some of the staff can decide to take time off and what's worse to do it in blocks, get it wrong and it could some of the other staff their jobs, what about their rights?

I was listening to the radio this morning and they had a phone in on this very subject, one lady increased my blood pressure, her complaint was the cost of childcare made working almost not worth the bother, she wanted free childcare for 40 hours, nothing is free so she wanted me to pay for looking after her kids.

I am all for the mother getting maternity leave, she simply has to have time off to give birth, that's one job the dad cant do and even I don't go along with if you cant afford any time off don't have children but, lets be fair about it.

When my son was born I was not rich and my wife and I did what parents did in those days, in our case my wife stopped working to raise our son but I would have been happy to do that job if it was best for our family.

To pay our way, my son became priority, holidays were a week at a caravan park in Scarborough rather than 2 weeks all inclusive in Cyprus.

Our wardrobe took second place to his.

Yes we got child benefit but that was it and yes our parents helped out but the people responsible were us, his parents.

It seems to me that the pendulum has swung right round and its parents rights before the employers rights or my rights.

Have your children, they are wonderful but please, don't ask me to pay for them, its not my job.

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Post  Nostalgic on 2014-12-02, 8:54 pm

Like most of our parents we were brought up on the principle of don't spend money you havn't got, and don't get too much debt. Simple mantres that have been blown away by credit cards and easy lending from banks.

One homespun principle that my mother stuck to was a refusal to be a child minder or baby sitter. All of us were warned that if we were big enough to have them then we were big enough to look after them.

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