Being a girl I can give my honest opinion about how bad it feels being on periods and heading to work. You can be efficient at work, but the hectic traveling kills you and the mood swings makes you want to burn your office down to ashes.
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“All the female employees would feel uncomfortable (not because of male colleagues but due to the natural functioning of their bodies) and inefficient at the workplace during that time of month. We felt comfortable resting and working from home instead. Personally, one day, when I wasn’t feeling good, I took a leave and decided to work from home. I realized I was more productive at home.”
“If you get sick, you take a break. If you are unable to work, you take a break. I am sure there are some iron ladies who have no symptoms at all but for most, there is at least one miserable day during this time. So yeah, it’s perfectly fine to take a break,” said SD’s CTO, Sodhan Manadhar.
“Understanding and recognizing that men and women are different, that equality does not mean the two genders function the same way, is important. In its truest form, this is actually a step closer to equality in the workplace, where men and women work together and both genders understand the differences between each other.”
This is not unusual for a few other countries. In Japan, this policy has been legit since 1947 and is a success in Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia and certain parts of China as well. Recently, in March, a UK-based company Coexist decided to implement a menstrual leave policy.