I feel like women people with a uterus should be given PTO for heavy and/or especially painful periods. It's so painful sometimes and it feels like all of the energy has been sapped from their body. Not to mention the desperate trips to the gross public bathroom and having to deal with the mess of emptying a cup or changing tampons without proper privacy (they have to leave the stall to clean their messy hands and the cup or just not clean the cup at all). Blood can be smeared on the walls.
I'm curious to hear your opinions on this. Do you think uterus-bearing people should be granted PTO or some other accommodation during troublesome periods?
I went into our unisex office bathroom this morning and looked like several people had been murdered, and a hasty, half-assed cleanup had occurred!!! There was even blood UNDER the rim of the toilet, how do you get blood under the rim of the toilet!?!
I think we may stop hiring female employees altogether, the only problem is that we can get them for 70 cents on the dollar and they are far less likely to question authority.
We know. We know. The idea of menstrual leave sounds pretty dreamy. At first glance, these menstrual leave policies seem pretty sweet, right? Menstrual leave can feel like a huge step in the right direction in terms of workplace equity, however, the reality may not be quite as it appears.