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9/22/2015
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Comic: Digital Natives

Managers have to put up with a lot from digital natives, but sometimes it goes too far.

A whole new way of looking at telecommuting.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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StaceyE
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1/31/2016 | 10:42:08 AM
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Yeah, there are not a lot pf places that offer paternity leave. I worked for a company that did, but never knew anyone that used it while I was there.
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12/31/2015 | 11:41:57 PM
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@Stacey E, Unfortunately. NYC civil service employees do not offer awesome maternity or paternity leaves. In fact, the men don't get paternity leave at all. They could call out sick, use personal days, or try to use vacation days. The maternity leave is not that great either.
StaceyE
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12/31/2015 | 3:30:54 PM
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I am pretty sure maternity leave in the IT field would be much like it is in any other field, since federal and state guidelines exist in regard to such matters. I am sure it also depends greatly on the policies of the company the mother worked for, some companyies offer awesome maternity (and paternity) benefits. 
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Angelfuego,
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12/19/2015 | 9:31:11 PM
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@Stacey E,

Smart move. I also like the idea of the large possibility of being able to telecommute, if you have an IT job. I am curious to know how maternity leave works in the field of IT. It is it any better or worse than most jobs?
StaceyE
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11/30/2015 | 8:23:42 PM
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I have heard of this happening to people. That is why I stuck with IT and business...pretty good odds of landing a decent job with that combo.
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Angelfuego,
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11/30/2015 | 2:41:52 PM
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@sTACEY E, I had a Masters and thought I would never have to go back to school again. The problem was there weren't many jobs in that field and I couldn't land a job that would offer me more than $32,000 a year. I had to go back and get another Masters in a field where I can make a little more money.
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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11/30/2015 | 10:14:05 AM
Re: I was stuck in traffic...
Yeah that is pretty hard to imagine. Maybe if reincarnation is a real thing we will get to see it! ;)
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Angelfuego,
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11/19/2015 | 5:22:44 PM
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@ StaceyE,

I can only imagine what it will be like in the 22nd century.
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10/31/2015 | 8:24:49 PM
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Haha. How ironic, right after high school I earned a few credits toward a degree in social services myself. SO glad I changed that path!
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10/31/2015 | 3:32:44 PM
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God bless you Grandma...

I have about 18 credits towards a Masters, from about a million years ago. And that was towards a Masters in Social Work - talk about a degree that would have taken forever to pay for itself. Thank god I made the jump into IT way back when LOL.
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