Gender equality is bull
I am F29, and just gave birth to my first child. Currently working in a corporate, office environment, finance related. I took my maternity leave which I am entitled to la.
Long story short, my colleague got promoted over me because I was on maternity. My direct boss didnt say that la to avoid HR issue but it was damn obvious. I also didnt get my bonus in 2022 coz of “budget issues” but my colleague got a performing bonus.
Said boss jioed me for dinner, and explicitly say that it’s an informal dinner, as a friend. He confirmed that I was passed over coz I went on maternity. My colleague jumped on the chance to take over my workload and used it to negotiate his promotion n bonus. So his KPI and all that damn good. My boss “friend” tried to fight for me, but his hands are tied.
Am I expected to wfh while on maternity? How can govt and companies expect women to participate fully in the workforce when we get passed over like this.
I also can’t leave this company coz tbh, I am an average corporate employee and its the same everywhere. And also honestly, this direct boss is not too bad la, all things considered.
Here are what netizens think:
- It would be unfair if you weren’t pregnant and weren’t on maternity leave, and your boss promotes someone else other than you (on the basis that both of you are performing equally well). The fact is your competitor took the chance when you were away to get an edge over you, that’s why he got promoted. Equality at work is when the promotion is based on merit and that was what happened.
- It will happen even if it’s Stay home notice leave or surgical MC or whatever leaves… Someone will have to take over the workload what… he doesn’t deserve the reward for doing a good job and contributing?
- Don’t complain. When he go reservist every yr you got take over his workload or not?