Topic Reading-Vol.2351-9/18/2018

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Topic Reading-Vol.2351-9/18/2018

英語専門 MEL School三鷹 

2018/09/18 Topic Reading-Vol.2351-9/18/2018

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

When a pet dies, should you be allowed to time off work?

Bereavement leave for pets is not so common in most workplaces at least for now. However, as pets become more popular and intimate to the owner and family, the psychological impact of its death seems to have become no less significant than that of a close friend or even a family member. That doesn’t sound so surprising as the family size is shrinking, meaning there are fewer members in each family.

But should a pet owner be given the same benefits, such as bereavement or a “fur-ternity leave” when a new pet arrives? The employee who gets such benefits or consideration will certainly appreciate it greatly and be inspired to contribute more to the company in return. The employer, either the HR manager or the boss, may have to struggle to balance the give and take as well as the influence on other workers. So, for a workplace where employees productivity matters the most, such consideration may be worth considering.

But where should they draw a line between a close family or personal pet and just an animal, bird, fish or reptile?

Enjoy reading and think if you support a leave of bereavement or fur-ternity for a pet in your workplace.

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180912-when-a-pet-dies-should-you-be-allowed-time-off-work

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