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pcharles09 3/30/2015 | 7:42:53 PM
Re: Women in Tech @Mitch W,

Exactly my point. I guess this is their way to ensure that doesn't happen. Keeping employees on their toes/A game.
Ariella 3/26/2015 | 7:32:20 PM
Re: Women in Tech @Mendyk In truth, women are still very much in the minority in both finance and IT. There are women in the company, but most of them are PAs or work in HR. And, yes, it is more relaxed in the European place, but the salaries and bonuses are considerably lower. When I say considerably, I don't just mean 10% but 30-40% lower for salaries and even more for bonuses. 
mendyk 3/26/2015 | 7:29:18 PM
Re: Women in Tech My original point -- which was pretzeled by one poster with an apparent shoulder chip -- is that our systems are based first and foremost on the idea that we (or 99% of us) must work to earn a living. A century from now, this may be different, especially if automation essentially wipes out the need for human employment. For now, though, we're all pretty much in the same boat. As for your personal experience, I'm sure that a relaxed environment makes for less stressed and happier employees, regardless of their gender.
Ariella 3/26/2015 | 7:19:02 PM
Re: Women in Tech @mendyK In general, Europeans have a lighter work schedule with a shorter week and longer vacations than their American counterparts.  When my husband shifted from a one bank to another, he noticed that the one with a European base was much more relaxed as far as people not coming in as early or staying as late. But it also was rather relaxed as far as technology, not at all cutting edge.
melao2 3/26/2015 | 1:13:27 PM
Re: Women in Tech There is a reason why women are more necessary to have leave, it is called breast feeding. Honestly 4 months is not enough. In my country the maternity leave is 6 months and I consider it to be too low because of breastfeeding.

The leave should follow the recommendation of the minimum breastfeeding time.

And I am just talking about phisiological reasons, without going to any family/social reasons.


So yes 4 months is not enough. The market should accomodate more than that.
Mitch Wagner 3/26/2015 | 11:11:42 AM
Re: Women in Tech Nobody's irreplacable except for those who own the company. Anybody who thinks otherwise will learn their error the hard way. 
sineira 3/25/2015 | 5:14:21 PM
Re: Women in Tech Agreed, high def is not for everyone. Some get so stuck in their ideologies they can't see clearly.

Anybody stating they would not give Europe and credit in the field of social contract is somewhat lost in ideology or perhaps not understanding what it means. Hence my feeble attempt at an insult.
mendyk 3/25/2015 | 5:07:19 PM
Re: Women in Tech Maybe not everyone is fortunate enough to see the world in crystal-clear, high-definition black and white. "Clear as mud" is the best way to sum things up, though I'm guessing that wasn't what you had in mind with your attempted insult.
sineira 3/25/2015 | 5:02:55 PM
Re: Women in Tech None of the above. Clear as mud.Is it one of those countries perhaps where the social contract is no social contract, everybody for themselves. Those utopias?
mendyk 3/25/2015 | 5:00:40 PM
Re: Women in Tech You don't know me, so I don't know how you would presume to know what I think. But the short answer to your supposed question is, None of the above.
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