The head of the Employers & Manufacturers’ Association has publicly apologised over comments he made on radio this morning about women’s menstruation and its effect on workplace productivity.
Alasdair Thompson, the chief executive officer of the EMA (Northern) and a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council, said he was amazed with the enormous response he’d had via email since making the comment that women get paid less than men because they take sick days ‘once a month’.
Alasdair is only looking at half the picture. Yes, women may menstruate once a month which may distract them from their jobs, but men think about sex around 400 times a month, which surely leads to far more lost productivity.
Meanwhile there is a village in Auckland that wants its idiot back.Tags: Alasdair Thompson