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News Egg Freezing Now A Perk for Working In Major Tech Companies

Discussion in 'Business News & Resources' started by Erik, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Erik

    Erik

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    We all know that Silicon Valley companies get all the hype with their innovations, not just on what they share to the world, but within their own grounds too. A lot of employees dream to work in one of these major tech firms, being having a lot of perks, incentives and free things to go around while working. There is however, one new perk that is becoming quite controversial: Egg Freezing.

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    Companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook are now adding Egg Freezing as another perk for their female employees. The reason? They say that it is for their employees who are still in their 20s who do not have plans on having kids yet, but worry on troubles in having a child in their 30s. Justifiable, considering that if women would like to focus on their careers first, then have a family later on. This perk however, became controversial, as critics claim that this sends a clear message to all that work should be prioritised more than having a family.

    Likely, this will be optional for female employees, and would help (to those who opt in) ease their worries of late pregnancies or say would like to delay pregnancies for medical reasons. In another point, would not this be giving a different message to the employees as critics have mentioned?

    I am not sure who is right on this one, or maybe critics are just over-reacting to this perk. But your case, if given, would you freeze eggs to ensure having a child later on and focus more on business / career, or family and business can be handled at the same time easily?

    Source:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/egg-freezing-at-facebook-apple-google-hot-new-perk-2017-9
  2. Cody

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    I'm not sure how to feel about this. I think in some cases perhaps it could be an idea for those that do actually want a career and not have kids straight away. I kind of feel that in todays society, it is very difficult for families to get by if there is a stay at home mother, or part-time working one, with a full time working husband to manage everyday finances. Both adults need to be working these days to get by, pay rent and bills and so on.
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