Looking for a Perl development position in London

Philip Potter philip.g.potter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 22:59:55 GMT 2010

On 4 February 2010 18:14, Raphael Mankin <raph at mankin.org.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-02-04 at 16:58 +0000, Philip Potter wrote:
>> What I want to see is some real data
>> showing what the difference in cost is to hire a woman of childbearing
>> age who may or may not have any plans for getting pregnant, compared
>> to hiring a woman who one knows for sure won't get pregnant. Without
>> that data, you cannot make a proper informed decision, just an
>> ill-informed prejudice-
> The cost of employing a GP, say, is the same for a man and a woman. I'm
> sorry I cannot give you specific data: privacy concerns. In view of the
> legal situation, you are not going to get hard statistics.

If the statistics aren't available it doesn't mean you can just make
stuff up. Besides, privacy concerns can be easily solved by
aggregating and anonymising data.

> BTW on the subject of paternity leave, that applies only after the baby
> is born. Maternity leave applies also during the pregnancy.

Well, maybe we should change that too.

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