The privacy boogeyman: Anil says — and I agree — that “privacy is like ‘the children,’ a blanket excuse for any unjustifiable freakout.”
But children are used for much more than unjustifiable freakouts. For some people, when they can’t take sick days, they take Child Days.
“Oh, my daughter was sick. Had to stay home.”
“School lets out early. Gotta pick up Bobby!”
“No, I’ll handle it from home. No babysitter.”
The list goes on and on.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Many times these excuses are legitimate. Furthermore, even when abused, and people stay home, I don’t care. What matters is that these people get their work done, and fairly pull their weight given their compensation.
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Another sacred-cow freak out is free speech, as in Howard.
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