Don’t call it maternity leave: Non-parents could use time off work, too

Don’t call it maternity leave: Non-parents could use time off work, too
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Ain’t no hate read like the one by the spoiled, entitled, childless woman hate read, AM I RIGHT? Case in point: The currently blowing up on the New York Post feature by author Meghann Foye with the napalm-grade title
 “I want all the perks of maternity leave — without having any kids.” 

Foye is the author of a new novel called “Meternity,” the story of a thirtysomething editor who, “like everyone in New York media runs on cupcakes, caffeine and cocktails,” and who comedically decides to parlay a workplace misunderstanding into an unearned maternity leave. In real life, she is a 38 year-old Web editor for a women’s magazine who used her own career crossroads as inspiration for her fiction.

As she writes in the Post, “After ten years of working in a job where I was always on deadline, I couldn’t help but feel envious when parents on staff left the office at 6 p.m. to tend to their children, while it was assumed co-workers without kids would stay behind to pick up the slack. ‘You know, I need a maternity leave!’ I told one of my pregnant friends.”

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