Ladies Rejoice! Because Period Leaves Are Actually A Thing
Whenever it’s that month again, ladies, you know how it is. You get worried about red stained panties, the gush whenever you stand up after a long while and the awful cramps that makes you swear that God should make you a male in the next life.
Although periods do have it’s perks of being a stupid excuse for being a grump..
Some companies actually realise the torment that females face every month.
Bristol-based company Coexist just introduced their ‘period policy’ and they are the first company in the UK to implement such a thing.
They offer period leaves, and what’s more, they are paid leaves allowing suffering female employees to take their much needed time off to rest.
The company has explained that this implementation would very much help to triple productivity rates as women get a monthly opportunity to rest, recharge and get ready to take on another month’s of challenges.
Company Director, Bex Baxter said, ‘I have managed many female members of staff over the years and I have seen women at work who are bent over double because of the pain caused by their periods.
Despite this, they feel they cannot go home because they do not class themselves as unwell.
And this is unfair. At Coexist we are very understanding. If someone is in pain – no matter what kind – they are encouraged to go home. We wanted a policy in place which recognises and allows women to take time for their body’s natural cycle without putting this under the label of illness.’
The company fully trust its employees who knows how to handle themselves and will not abuse the policy. Baxter even see his employees pick up their work after their leave and work harder than ever.
Interestingly, Coexist is not the first company to introduce period leaves and such policy has been seen in our neighbouring countries like Japan and South Korea.
We don’t think any companies in Malaysia will be implementing such a policy soon, especially when I think all of us can agree that the Period leaves will likely to be abused. However, fingers cross and hope that there will be such a thing in our future!
Do you think it’s a good idea for Malaysian companies to implement a Paid Period leave policy?