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Family friendly SF? New measure would pioneer flexible work rules
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 11, 2013 | by John Coté

Posted on 06/11/2013 7:31:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 06/11/2013 9:30:08 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Today, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is introducing a proposed ballot measure for family-friendly workplace rules.

Chiu’s legislation, modeled on similar measures in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, would grant employees who are parents or caregivers a “right to request” a flexible work schedule, like telecommuting, job sharing, working part time or adjusting their start time.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: marxism; nannystate; socialism
Idiot.
1 posted on 06/11/2013 7:31:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As long as the employer has a “right to deny”

If you can’t do the job you are hired for, at the hours your employer needs you, then why apply for the job?


2 posted on 06/11/2013 7:34:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K
Will the last company out of CA please turn off the lights?

Under this, I can see fast food and retail workers asking to telecommute.

3 posted on 06/11/2013 7:36:42 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Mr. K
If you can’t do the job you are hired for, at the hours your employer needs you, then why apply for the job?

So the lawyer will take the case, silly.

4 posted on 06/11/2013 7:36:45 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What’s next?

Mandatory “sodomy breaks”?


5 posted on 06/11/2013 7:38:10 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This seems like an OK business practice to let employees request such things. But there need not be a law to allow it. Just more government intrusion.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 7:39:58 AM PDT by super7man
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Actually I expect this stuff will go national by the end of the decade.

It’s just way too popular with younger low-info voters, who envy the French and their endless vacations.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 7:40:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Iron Munro

Mandatory “sodomy breaks”?
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Well, those would probably be optional. But they would likely give “administrative leave” (i.e., the employee earns pay for that time) for that time so no vacation or sick leave time would have to be taken and the employees could still leave for the day at their regular time. Ain’t life in San Francisco just great!


8 posted on 06/11/2013 7:42:05 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t think work schedules are the reason families have fled San Francisco.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 7:42:23 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This should certainly give employers an incentive to hire those over 40 and less likely to be “caregivers”.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 7:47:27 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Maybe next, they will try to make the Gay Pride frolic more family friendly.

They could invite the Boy Scouts and Nambla.

11 posted on 06/11/2013 7:47:39 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obama covers up the lies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not that many children in SF. The few heterosexual couples there move across the bay when they have a family.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 7:51:03 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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“I don’t think work schedules are the reason families have fled San Francisco.”

Correct. Among many other reasons is that the cost of having a family in SF in terms of shelter, food, clothing and energy has driven out everyone but the very wealthy, with the very wealthy having a high percentage of older people with grown or no children.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 7:52:44 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: jocon307

There are still heterosexual couples producing children in SF?

I had thought the entire population of children under the age of about ten in that metropolis was made up of foreign-born Chinese girls adopted by gay or lesbian couples.

Of course, these people would want to take their babies to work. How else could they show off their one-up-man-ship to their peers?


14 posted on 06/11/2013 7:53:15 AM PDT by alloysteel (When did the government suddenly become our psycho ex-girlfriend? - Jay Leno)
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To: catnipman

It’s not only the high cost of living in San Francisco which has driven out families with children. The entire “social climate”, if we can use that term, has caused families with children to leave.

Or, put another way, many people don’t want to raise their children in The Castro. The whole “gay” scene and “gay” themed neighborhoods are not child friendly.

Flame away. I know what I just wrote is not politically correct. But, the environment found in these types of places is not the sort of neighborhood which most families with children want to live.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 7:59:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Really?

Why would anyone with room temp IQ or above give a smelly Obama about anything coming out of CA?

And even less than a smelly Obama about anything coming out of SF?


16 posted on 06/11/2013 8:01:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
grant employees who are parents or caregivers a “right to request” a flexible work schedule . . . Employers could deny those requests only if the change would create an “undue hardship” for the company or organization”

I would automatically approve all such formal "requests", and then a few days or weeks later fire the entitled brat - for a totally unrelated reason. If an employee wants to informally ask about flexible work schedules, I'll listen with an open mind. If an employee demands that I defer to his convenience, and a request under this law is a demand, that is not someone I want to keep in my employ.

17 posted on 06/11/2013 9:01:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Most natural families moved out of homoutopia so I doubt this policy is for real families.


18 posted on 06/11/2013 9:37:54 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: alloysteel
There are still heterosexual couples producing children in SF?

Illegal aliens.
19 posted on 06/11/2013 12:05:30 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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