06 Mar '11, 10pm

Letters: We have to foster an environment that allows people to pursue career & have a family

I REFER to the article "Baby Bonus wasteful" by Lin Ziyuan. Having a baby should not be rewarded with a lottery. Only a few people will benefit from this and those who need help may not benefit from the lottery. Instead, the Government and companies should provide a better working environment for the mothers. Currently I am working in Germany. The company policies here are very pro-family. Parents are allowed to take maternity leave for two years and it can be share between them. Parents then can choose to work part-time or full-time. I have a colleague who returned to work after a year of maternity leave. She works for two days a week, and her salary and benefits are pro-rated accordingly. Another colleague is also working part-time and the company teams them up - two part-time colleagues doing a person's task. Singapore companies will most likely shun that. They would pr...

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