RE: Question of the Day

Subject: RE: Question of the Day
From: "Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)" <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 07:26:52 -0800

I am sure this subject has been beaten to death, but I feel it
necessary to respond to a few of Jim's points.

>Nobody can predict when a woman will have her baby

In your scenario, the woman is due in 8 months. From personal
experience, I can tell you that the baby could arrive any time within
that period; she could even have a miscarriage the day after the
interview. Neither of my children was born at 9 months gestation, and
my tubal pregnancy came to a quick end after 10 weeks.

>There's no predicting here. Go live date = eight months. Potential
>employee will need off (if I use what you wrote above) at least 15

In the end, this is a male vs. female issue. If men could get pregnant
as well as women, then perhaps things would be different.

In my opinion, though, a woman who volunteers during an interview that
she is one month pregnant is very foolish!

Diane Evans, who has experienced gender discrimination in employment
Requirements Analyst
Rosetta Inpharmatics

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