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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

NEW DISCUSSION

Assignment or announcement?

ASSIGNMENT

About your previous assignment, I have to say that I am impressed how critical you can be to each other. I hope the spirit of learning has increased tremendously, outside our classroom. Basically, most of you agreed that parents should be held responsible for the wrongdoings of their children. When you disagreed with the topic, you have to give reasons why you chose to disagree, not to give other externalfactors that leads children to commit crime. You have to stay with the topic given. Do you agree? I would like to remind the discussion participants to keep the language as close as possible to formal one. Avoiding 'text messaging' language will be a great practice for your essay writing. Don't you think so?

Here is another topic to be discussed.

Maternity Leave Should be Extended to Six Months. Do you agree? Discuss the topic by giving your points.

Please do some Internet research on the topic with your partner. You may change your partner or stay with the same person for this assignment. This will be topic we will discuss in class next week after the TICE.

Deadline: 14 December 2009 (9 A.M)

I will post another assignment for you to do individually during the holiday starting Monday the 14th of December. Having holidays does not mean learning stops.

I have linked a website to give you some insight of what maternity leave is all about. This topic falls under the theme Family.


Till then, have fun discussing.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi, it will be a fresh start with this new assignment,

dear Teacher, can you explain what do you mean by maternity leave,

then again, i should have open the link ,before asking you the question, sorry

-zzz-

Teacher said...

zzz, yes, the purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to do your own research first dear.

Anonymous said...

Please take note that...
Maternity leave, or parental or family leave, is the time a mother or father(especially mother) takes off from work for the birth or adoption of a child.

Anonymous said...

the good topic but hard to find the points...

Maternity Leave Should not be Extended to Six Months because:

1)wastes government money

government has to pay the salary for the six months leave.it wastes government's money.

2)decreases of employers productivity

due to the too long leave,it may cause the task which is given by the employers will be delayed or took over by the others.

3)adapt to the new condition(for the child)

it is quite hard to the mother and child to separate when the mother wants to go for work and leave the child at kindergarden.

dear madam...pliz comment on our points..tq

akmawanie & aisyah idris
g15

Anonymous said...

Itis totally agree that maternity leave should extend to six month can be best describe in three term

1)workers productivity

2)higher jobs opportunities for male

3)workers welfare

ALI & AHMAD

Anonymous said...

comment on ALI n AHMAD points:

erm...i agreed and disagreed on their opinion.First of all,what you mean 'workers productivity'? it incresed or decreased ? this points only i rejected.Others, higher jobs oppurtinities for male i totally agreed because nowdays male workers getting extinct,at least give few space to male even though i know that most female more better achievements in acedemic than male.Another thing i want to ask both of you, do women really going to do welfare job after just born a child.i think women won't have the times coz too buzy with the new born child.That all, forgive me if i incorrect, ccorrect me k.i still on lerning....=>

zaini and zubair

fatin said...

it is strongly agreed that maternity leave should be extended to 6 months due to the reason that:

give more sole focus on their baby.

working in full health condition.

decrease the probability of broken family.

fatin
nik
g15

fatin said...

it is strongly agreed that maternity leave should be extended to 6 months due to the reason that:

give more sole focus on their baby.

working in full health condition.

decrease the probability of broken family.

fatin
nik
g15

Anonymous said...

i srongly agree with this topic due to this following reasons:

can help mothers to focus on their work.

-if they have to work just after they deliver a baby, they will lose their focus on work because they will always think of their baby at home.

mothers have to feed their baby by breast feeding.

-as we know, mother's milk is important for a new born baby so, mothers have to spend their time at home to give their baby enough nutrition for their growth.

there is no place to leave the newborn baby.

recently, there is a lot of crime in our country, so there is no safer place for a baby except on our own guidance.

amy g15

Anonymous said...

We agreed that maternity leave should be extended to six months in order to...

1)to gain confidence in her mothering skills

2)have fully recovered from the birth of her baby

3)improve the employees' loyalty

other extra points,fewer work absenteeism and greater work productivity..


nabila $ ummi
g5...

Anonymous said...

It is solemly disageed that maternity leaves should be extended to six months and this can be alaborated from the aspects of mother's health, baby's health and working quality.


tasha & fathihah
group 15

Teacher said...

Akmawanie and Aisyah, not all mothers are first time mothers so I think there is no issue of adapting to new condition is a strong point. Your other points are fairly making sense.

Ali and Ahmad, don't you think your second point, higher jobs opportunities for male is made possible because women are missing from the workforce for 6 months? Do you believe that women are depriving men their jobs?

Zaini and Zuber, women are multi-tasking creatures. They are able to do many things at one time.

Fatin and Nik, do you believe that broken family is caused by working women? Decrease the probability of broken family indicates that women should be focusing on their children and home and because they are working, they have caused problem to the marriage?

Amy, you have done some homework on your own. Yes, breast-feeding is an essential part of the life of a newborn child. This is a good point why women should be given 6 months maternity leave. Could you find out how many months are mothers encouraged to breast feed their babies?

Nabila and Ummi, how can longer leave improve the employees' loyalty towards the employers?

Tasha and Fathihah, brief and sweet. However, can you elaborate more on the baby's health? Maybe I will ask you in class when we come back from the holiday.

z

Teacher said...

Many have not met the deadline. I assume that there is no Internet connection where you are. Therefore, I have decided not to post another assignment. Please continue giving your two cents for this topic. Have a nice holiday too.

Anonymous said...

it improves by the greater quality of work can be produced if the leave is longer.. em, for example if one mother goes to work while it has not fully recovered yet, it will influence the quality of the work herself.From that,many problems will exist and the employer becomes fed-up and it is not impossible to fire the employee. what we want to say here, when the mother goes to work in good health she will produce a better work in future and the rate of her loyalty in a company is higher.

nabila& ummi
g5

Anonymous said...

It is disagreed that meternity leaves should be extended to six months because

1)companies struggling to stay afloat
2)not fair to the person replace
3)decrease the ability of the worker

nurul husna&nuranati zalikha
group5

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Anonymous said...

maternity leaves should not be extended to six months because

-raise an employer's costs to pay for the 6 months leave
-other employees may be burdened with handling the leave-taker's work
-employees who are not parents may perceive maternity leave as an inequity.

qilah and nazatul
g5

Anonymous said...

it is disagreed that maternity leaves should not be extended to six months because :

-to have enough time to recover from childbirth

-to have sufficient time to adjust the new-born baby

-to balance the life as a parent and a worker

syahira and hafiza
g15

Anonymous said...

it is srongly disagreed that Maternity Leave Should be Extended to Six Months due to the:-

-it is a long period for mother to take leave because of maternity..

-it will causing trouble to others
especially employer,because of lacking workforce.

-it will take others opportunity to get the job and the chance to contribute something to the community,religion, and country.

-hafidz
gp15

Anonymous said...

hafidz
gp15...

we don't agree with your 1st point - it is a long period for mother to take leave because of maternity.
do u know how much pain that every mom suffers after giving birth ? and the exhaustion ? yeah...me too don't know...
but we believe...moms need enough time to recover.

syahira and hafiza
g15

Anonymous said...

it is srongly disagreed that Maternity Leave Should be Extended to Six Months due to the:-

-it is a long period for mother to take leave because of maternity..

-it will causing trouble to others
especially employer,because of lacking workforce.

-it will take others opportunity to get the job and the chance to contribute something to the community,religion, and country.

-hafidz and nureen
gp15

Anonymous said...

it is strongly agreed that maternity leave should be extended to six months because of

-allow more time to recuperate and manage family

-employee don't have to take extra mc

-to be more confidence

zaini n zubeir
g5

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Anonymous said...

hafiza n syahira

based on our first point,
6 months is quite a long period
equal to 120 days,i think it's more than enough..regarding to old people,6 weeks are enough for womb to recover after giving birth and the question about the infant is,mom has to find someone to take care of her baby.Maybe it's quite cruel to let the child with babysitter after birth,but what can mom do..we hve to think about other parties..but,it is just our opinion..if u come with better ideas,u are welcome to argue with us..;)


Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

Saya Puan Fazidah Abdul Latif, ibu kepada 3 cahaya mata. Anak pertama saya dilahirkan secara normal. Namun begitu bagi anak ke 2 dan ke 3, saya telah melalui pengalaman bersalin melalui kaedah pembedahan (cesarean) disebabkan oleh beberapa masalah dan komplikasi yang dialami sewaktu proses kelahiran.

Ramai yang memberitahu kepada saya bahawa ibu-ibu yang bersalin secara pembedahan (cesarean) tidak boleh memakai bengkung selepas bersalin kerana pemakaian bengkung akan menyebabkan tempat pembedahan bernanah dan membengkak, sakit, ngilu dan tidak selesa.

Namun dengan melakukan kajian di internet, mendapatkan tips dari pakar sakit puan dan beberapa petua dari bidan yang mengurutkan saya sewaktu tempoh berpantang, saya berjaya mengempiskan perut dan mendapatkan kembali bentuk badan ideal dalam masa 44 hari selepas bersalin dengan cara mengaplikasikan kombinasi kaedah moden (memakai Bengkung Moden lepas bersalin) dan tradisional Melayu (berpantang selama 44 hari lepas bersalin dan mengambil ubat-ubatan selepas bersalin).

Oh ya, saya juga adalah seorang ibu yang bekerja sepenuh masa dan menyusukan anak saya secara eksklusif selama 2 tahun kerana saya percaya penyusuan secara eksklusif bukan sahaja bagus untuk anak saya tapi turut membantu menurunkan berat badan saya dengan lebih cepat

hafidz and nureen
gp15

Anonymous said...

sis syahira and sis hafiza

yes,u are right..they suffer a lot of pain..but dont u think that 6 months are too exaggerate for a mother to recover fully? as a dynamic worker,we need to limit our leisure time and fill it with benefit things,such as g0 and contribute your professional skills to the country.

hafiz n nureen
g15

Anonymous said...

it is strongly agreed that maternity leave should be extended to six months in terms of:
1)health
2)welfare
3)quality of life

aisyah g15
sorry madam coz i'm late..

Teacher said...

Nabila and Ummi, point taken. A fit woman can be really productive at workplace. DOn't you think so?

Husna and nuranati, teachers at schools when they are off for maternity leave, the schools have to find a replacement teacher, for example. In this case, don't you think that the schools are prividing temporary job opportunities for some who are unemployed?

Qilah and Nazatul, I do like all the three points you have. Can we discuss in great details in class on Monday?

Syahira and Hafiza, to balance the life as a parent and a worker. Could you explain that more on Wednesday?

Hafidz, your first point is a bit general. You have to make it more specified to a certain aspect of health.

Syahira and Hafiza, I agree with your point in refuting Hafidz's first point. However, I think Hafidz has some idea about how much pain a woman has to suffer giving birth to a child.

Zaini and Zubeir, how can a mother be more confident after coming back from her maternity leave?

Hafiz and Nureen, where did you ge the testimony?

Aisyah, better late than never?

Anonymous said...

It is true but it is temporary. The replacement teacher has to find new job because of the due is over. Therefore, it is not fair to the person replace.

Anonymous said...

Here comes mr kajang.......
hahaha...

where is khairi and mullah?
come on....
join the discussion...

I'm still thinking my points.

So,be patient everyone.

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Anonymous said...

To:Siti Nur Aqilah and Tengku Nur Nadzatul..

What do you mean by employer's costs?
is that salary or what?
can you explain further......

From mr kajang

Anonymous said...

To mr kajang..

employer's cost??
of course when woman who had their maternity leave, of course that will be cost the company as they take 6 month leave paid.company have to hire temporary employee to replace the place, so salary for the one who had maternity leave and temporary employee must be paid. thus it cost the company double for 6 month.

qilah n nazatul

Anonymous said...

I agree with the topic...
Maternity Leave Should be Extended to Six Months.
Because...

$$mother and new born child will have good health$$
-As all know,it's hard to deliver a baby..
-So,mother and new born child need to have a long time to recover.
-If the maternity leave is too short,it will cause many bad effects towards the mother's and new born child's health and it is proved by the facts.

$$Could give opportunity job to others$$
-someone needs to replace mother that is on maternity leave.
-indirectly it will give opportunity job to others..

$$Better quality of work$$
-mothers that fully recovered will be more focus to their works.

From,
Mr Kajang

Anonymous said...

thanks for the explaination nadzatul...
good explanation from you..

Mr Kajang

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Anonymous said...

To:Hafiz

I didn't agree with your third point...

{ it will take others opportunity to get the job}

Money,marriage and job are all in the God's Hand..
A lot of job opportunities in today's fast paced world outside there..
Other people can get the job when the employer need to find replacement for the mother on maternity leave right?
Eventhough it is temporary but we can get experience..

From,
Mr Kajang

Anonymous said...

it is agree for the first and second kids...

Anonymous said...

to hafidz and nureen

thanks for the argument. we have to admit that your argument is quite right. however, that does not mean that we will change our mind. we still strongly stick to our stand.. huhuhu..

Anonymous said...

It is strongly agreed that maternity leave should be extended to six months because it can

~avoid the breakdown of family institution

~preserve the health of the mother and her baby

~promise to the mother for the same job to support her family


zaimislawayu and noor diana
gp 15

Anonymous said...

It is solemnly agreed that maternity leave should be extended to six months in terms of health,family institution and quality of life.

-Cikudeen-