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  1. The Isle of Man, much like a lot of the western world has a fairly traditional approach to maternity and paternity leave. Mothers are entitled to the following: at least 26 weeks unpaid Ordinary Maternity Leave if they have 26 weeks continuous employment, up to 26 weeks unpaid Additional Maternity Leave up to 39 weeks Maternity Allowance @ a maximum of £179.85 a week from the Department of Social Care provided they meet all conditions of entitlement to the benefit reasonable paid time off work to attend ante-natal sessions. Whereas men are entitled to only: 1 or 2 weeks unpaid Paternity Leave (26 weeks continuous employment required) Paternity Allowance @ a maximum of £179.85 a week from the Department of Social Care provided they meet all conditions of entitlement to the benefit Although in the same legislation document, in the paragraph above these family rights is the following: "Workers have the right not to be discriminated against on the ground of their sex or because they are married as regards recruitment, terms and conditions, benefits, promotion, training, transfer and dismissal. This includes protection against sexual harassment." It seems as though the difference between maternity and paternity allowance is patently discriminatory. Perhaps we could adopt a model similar to the nordic approach? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/11/gender-pay-gap-shared-parental-leave-finland
  2. Small nitpick, there is no such thing as road tax.
  3. Wow, what a sweeping and general statement - I'm sure they'd love to hear your opinions. Have you tried talking to them about this?
  4. Anyone up for go karting around it instead?
  5. How about "Cancelled" The boat this morning, cancelled, leaves at 1046.
  6. They could sell the TV production rights to it. "Manx Border Force" has a certain ring to it.
  7. Fairly sure there is a traffic section with traffic cars, class 1 advanced drivers and unmarked vehicles. Did I miss something?
  8. Don't you know they're already doing that with another department. They couldn't possibly do it with two at the same time 🙄
  9. I've only had one leaflet through the door with only one day left to persuade voters on the council election. Looks like Mr. programmer is going to get my vote.
  10. Sounds like a whole lot of speculation and not much substance to me. You're getting worked up over things you admit yourself you don't know about. If the answer to all of the above questions relating to moderation and training was "yes, all exams are moderated and training is given", would you still feel this worked up? Probably. What job did you get turned down for?
  11. How deep is their love for the island? Not very.
  12. It may result in a separate pay banding system for virtual locums which may be well recieved by those not wishing to travel the length of the island. It could also open up scope for outsourcing?
  13. Business as usual... If you can get registered with a dentist. Last I heard, to register with an NHS dentist you needed to get in at a certain time of year and even then new registrations were limited. If you can afford it I would recommend den-plan or something similar. Or even better... DIY.
  14. Ever notice how the jingle bells never quite line up with the song... Fire the jangler
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