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Family Friendly Workplaces: Careful What You Wish For


A few years ago, my wife and I changed propane companies solely because the friendly receptionist had been fired for taking an extended medical leave.
So I can see why the first White House Summit on Working Families (and President Obama’s call for legislation and voluntary reforms to give workers greater scheduling flexibility and childcare options) resonates with so many people.
Of course the president faces obstructionists, who view the summit as an election-year ploy and a shameless pandering to female voters. (“I like anything that keeps ‘em pregnant, but this would leave ‘em way too much money for ...

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