Why Netflix’s amazing unlimited maternity leave policy terrifies me

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Today, Netflix announced a huge update to its employee benefits policy: Parents can now take a paid maternity or paternity leave for as long as they’d like. That applies to the first year after their child’s birth. Parents can return and leave again as necessary (presumably, as long as that’s also cleared with their team). It’s an incredibly generous policy considering – as of 2015 – paid maternity leave is still not mandated in the United States. Yet upon hearing the news, I found myself terrified by the idea of unlimited maternity leave. It’s hard enough for a woman to find a high level, well-paying job.…

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