Our thanks to Dave for this. If it was 1 April today, rather than 1 March, I’d have dismissed it as an April Fool’s Day spoof story. The second paragraph:
Social enterprise company Coexist plans to let women have extra time off during their period, and tap to their employee’s natural cycle to create a “happier and healthier” working environment.
If I’d been shown the piece without an indication of where it had been published, I’d have guessed The Daily Mash. Instead, it’s in HuffPo. Another extract:
The policy, which will be put into place on 15 March, follows the ethos that women are up to three times more productive in the days after their period has finished, but can have less energy when they are menstruating.
The ethos that women are…? Incredible. And why are employers paying women their full salaries on days their productivity is so appalling?
Maybe it’s really a spoof piece, after all. I look forward to the company adopting a policy of female employees not having to work on days they’d be happier not working. That would surely boost productivity enormously.