r/Conservative Jun 25 '22 Helpful 1

DICK’S Sporting Goods Will Not Say if It Will Offer $4K to Employees Who Refuse to Terminate Their Pregnancies

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/06/25/dicks-sporting-goods-will-not-say-if-it-will-offer-4k-employees-refuse-to-terminate-pregnancies/
558 Upvotes

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u/GracenandGracen Jun 25 '22

lol imagine telling your boss at Dick's that you need to get an abortion

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u/fatmanjumprope Jun 25 '22

Don’t underestimate people.

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u/Redcole Jun 25 '22 Starry

lol imagine living in a country where your only option for healthcare is to beg your employer for help

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u/worcesterbeerguy Constitutionalist Jun 25 '22 Helpful Snek

Imagine birth control costing 7$ a month.

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u/Cerus98 Come and Take It Jun 25 '22

I can recall the local health departments handing out condoms for free back when I was a teenager.

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u/ramon13 Jun 25 '22

My school did too

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u/BobtheMolder Conservative Jun 25 '22

Still do, some gas stations too.

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u/Cerus98 Come and Take It Jun 26 '22

Gas stations? Wow…there really is no excuse.

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u/ultrainstict Conservative Jun 26 '22

Schools, fire stations, police departments, pregnancy centers there are actually a shockingly large amount of places that have this shit for free.

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u/Tinymaru Jun 25 '22

My birth control was free when I was a broke college freshmen in 2007.

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u/PutTheDinTheV Moderate Conservative Jun 25 '22

It's free to anyone with half a brain too. Even my local health facility in the middle of bumfuck nowhere gives free BC to those who simply ask.

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u/PutTheDinTheV Moderate Conservative Jun 25 '22

Man you're WAY overpaying if you're paying 7 bucks a month. You can get condoms for free practically at any health facility now. Birth control pills are already free of cost to people on Medicaid. I honestly don't get what the original poster is trying to argue...

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u/stanfan114 Conservative Jun 26 '22

Imagine keeping your knees together is free.

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u/BadAtNameIdeas Jun 26 '22

$7? My wife hasn’t paid a cent for it in 8 years of marriage.

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u/milkeeway Jun 25 '22

Less than an Avacodo Toast!

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u/mesosalpynx Jun 25 '22

Dude! You seen the price of avacodos?!? Literally Mexican drug cartels are switching to transporting those across the border.

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u/milkeeway Jun 25 '22

Yeah I was hoping the US could unite over the price of Avacodos being so unreasonable but it looks like we’d rather argue over abortion lol

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u/userlivewire Jun 26 '22

Well that’s going to go away soon too.

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u/TheSchmoake Jun 26 '22

Wow it’s like it 100 percent works all the time. Oh wait it doesn’t.

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u/Timbdn Jun 26 '22

If people only got abortions in cases of rape, incest, medical necessity, or failed bc, there would be alot less abortions, as those factors are very low percentages of the abortions.

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u/r2k398 Conservative Jun 26 '22

That’s a risk people take.

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u/TheSchmoake Jun 26 '22

You’re right poor people should just stop having sex.

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u/r2k398 Conservative Jun 26 '22

They should stop having sex if they aren’t willing to risk a pregnancy. It’s not hard to understand, they just choose to take that risk.

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u/TheSchmoake Jun 26 '22

One day abortion will be legal federally, just like other countries. You can’t stop it. You know that right?

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u/r2k398 Conservative Jun 26 '22

It was. And Mississippi made a law that was more lenient than a lot of other countries’ laws. But that wasn’t good enough so they filed a lawsuit against them and now Mississippi has no abortion. Should have stuck to the 15 week law.

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u/TheSchmoake Jun 26 '22

Hell I think 20 should be the limit; but this county can’t find a compromise to save its life, in my opinion 20 weeks should be federal law.

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u/TheSchmoake Jun 26 '22

I agree 15 is fine, but none at all now that’s just extreme. If you haven’t noticed I’m one of the 13 states that wasn’t ok with it.

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u/jwcdeuce Jun 26 '22

Like what other countries? Most of Europe is stricter than most US states.

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u/milkeeway Jun 26 '22

You realize Europe has stricter abortion laws than some of our red states?

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u/milkeeway Jun 26 '22

Birth control is free lol nice try though

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u/Cerus98 Come and Take It Jun 25 '22

Imagine living in a country where people believe murdering an innocent baby constitutes healthcare.

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u/70stang Jun 26 '22

There are plenty of medically necessary abortions. Miscarriage is a fairly common phenomenon for women and frequently a medicinal abortion is performed to remove the miscarried fetus. Ectopic pregnancies, septic uterus, etc. Sure it isn't like 50% of abortion or anywhere near that high, but you will absolutely have pregnant women die in states that make it impossible to get a medically necessary abortion.

I'm conservative but I'm also pro-choice because I'm pro freedom, and I don't have a uterus so it doesn't really concern me. Nobody is forced to have abortions, but there are going to be people who are forced to carry a rapist's baby to term or forced to die due to actual issues now. Not a great look if even one woman dies from lack of access to a medically necessary procedure that she would have had access to a year ago. States with trigger laws need to amend that legislation NOW to protect victims of rape and incest, and medically necessary abortions. I think it was something like 8 states with trigger laws had no protection for victims.

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u/Cerus98 Come and Take It Jun 26 '22

What state will force a woman to die rather than perform these so called medically necessary abortions?

Of course what you speak of are incredibly rare and the majority of miscarriages happen before the mother even knows she’s pregnant and require no intervention. The fetus has already died or was never fully developed to begin with. If surgery is required to remove any remaining tissue it would not be classified as an abortion.

Ectopic pregnancies wouldn’t be an abortion either since the fetus usually dies within a few weeks due to lack of proper blood supply.

In either case, it wouldn’t be a voluntary abortion. You may call yourself a conservative but you’re using the same straw man type of argument they do.

The vast majority of abortions are not a result of rape, incest nor for medical reasons.

Just because you don’t have a uterus doesn’t mean the murder of innocent babies shouldn’t concern you. The world is bigger than just you.

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u/milkeeway Jun 26 '22

I’m waiting for the answer to this, but I think I’ll be waiting a long time. I hear that all the time from leftists, and I have never heard of a babies life being prioritized over the mother when their are complications during childbirth, and like you said those events have to be so rare where one life has to be chosen over another. I’d assume it’s car accidents and stuff.

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u/TBoneTheOriginal Jun 26 '22

A D&C is not the same as an abortion… if it’s medically necessary, it’s legal in all 50 states.

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u/LordStunod Patriot - Don't let the Torch go out Jun 25 '22

Imagine living in a country where a rubber is a dollar.

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u/SapphireViathan Jun 26 '22

Imagine thinking Dicks really cares when it’s just more cost efficient to pay for an abortion vs maternal leave.

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u/IMALOSERSCUMBAG PATRIOT Jun 25 '22

I here Venezuela has free Healthcare

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u/svanxx Jun 26 '22

I just got a 1 million dollar bill from Venezuela which probably barely bought milk there.

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u/obi318 Jun 26 '22

Wrong sub. You are looking for r/politics.

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u/[deleted] Jun 25 '22

This is literally one of the weakest arguments I’ve ever heard.

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u/aatops Jun 25 '22

Average European thinking they are on a higher plane of existence 🥱

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u/milkeeway Jun 25 '22

Lolol when they have stricter abortion laws than red states haha

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u/MercyFincherson Conservative Jun 26 '22

Nurx.com and many others offers free birth control in the mail. No on-site visit required. Cut the crap.

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u/philipkmikedrop Conservative Jun 25 '22

Imagine killing a baby being called healthcare.

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u/jwcdeuce Jun 26 '22

Imagine believing abortion is health care.

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u/digital_darkness Small Government Jun 25 '22

I am completely fine, and actually prefer, if every American had to pay their own health insurance and taxes. There is no reason employers should have to incur these costs, and it inflates prices.

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u/MarioFanaticXV Federalist #51 Jun 26 '22

Imagine being so ignorant as to think that killing people is "healthcare".

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u/TheHiveminder Constitutionalist Jun 26 '22

everything should be given to me! Reeee!

Laziness at its finest.

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u/tatl69 Jun 25 '22

That's objectively not true lmao

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u/Witty-Session1546 Jun 26 '22

Country is an embarrassment

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u/milkeeway Jun 25 '22

Does Dicks employee a biologist at each location to assist in determining what a woman is? Lol

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u/buggypuller Jun 26 '22

Oh, they wouldn’t like a biologist’s definition, trust me.

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u/Traditional-Part-761 Jun 25 '22

So I looked up the policies and pay rates for Dick’s. The starting wage is around $9 for entry level work. For maternity leave they offer 9 weeks paid and 4 weeks unpaid. The $4K would be a taxable income so no need to figure that deep into the equation. So if you’re in an entry level job, had a few pay raises and making $11/hr and working 40 hours a week, 9 weeks equals $3,960 before taxes. Now, an mother can expect to redeem this benefit once a year reasonably. How many times could someone expect a company to pay for abortion services? Sure, virtue signal about it now but how many times you gonna allow an employee to do this? I can see many company’s rolling back this policy or severely limiting its use in the immediate future. Prepare for the reeeeeeeeeeeesponse from leftists then.

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u/Sure_Guidance3128 Jun 25 '22

Great perspective. It may be weird, but I kind of want to see this play out just to see how they dance their way out of it. Remember the old days when companies would just keep their mouths shut? Those were the times!

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u/Traditional-Part-761 Jun 25 '22

The ESG implemented by investor groups like BlackRock and Vanguard make it impossible to stay neutral. Big box stores are really at these 2 investment management companies beck and call. Its corporate cronyism on a scale that really needs intervention.

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u/foot_slogger Strict Constructionalist Jun 25 '22

I know if I was a dicks employee, I would have about 1 abortion a week, and I am a 50+ year old man. Who are they to say you can't have one?

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u/DarkLordKefka Jun 25 '22

It has to be fair for everyone. And the weirdos tell us men can get pregnant now somehow, so I say roll with it.

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u/Aftermathemetician Jun 25 '22

Seems a bit too frequent for plausibility, every other month would be fine.

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u/Expensive-Attempt-19 Combat Veteran Jun 25 '22

🤣

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u/justsayfaux Jun 26 '22

You realize you can only get pregnant once a month though, right?

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u/DarkRitualBear Jun 26 '22

I can identify as pregnant as often as I want

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u/justsayfaux Jun 26 '22

You sure can, but that won't get you paid maternity leave, or a reimbursement for a fake abortion

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u/DarkRitualBear Jun 26 '22

Transphobia!!!!! Lol /s

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u/i-hate_everything_ Jun 26 '22

Is this...transphobism

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u/Aftermathemetician Jun 25 '22

Can an employee take the abortion money for an out of state vacation and then also collect on maternity leave?

Anything for guys here or are they only creating a womens benefit?

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u/milkeeway Jun 25 '22

What is a woman? Men can get pregnant too.

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u/wiredog369 Red Wave Warrior Jun 25 '22

Great response.

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u/powpowbang Conservative Jun 26 '22

I met a girl one time who used the morning after pill as her go to. It didn't go anywhere for obvious reasons and that was the last I ever spoke to her. She was super proud to tell me also.

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u/AbominableDerp Jun 25 '22

Maybe if Dicks starts selling guns and ammo again I’ll give a shit.

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u/[deleted] Jun 25 '22

Went in one the other day, felt more like a fashion store than anything else. Gone are the days of true sporting goods and outdoors stores!

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u/somegaijin42 Conservatarian Jun 26 '22

Bass Pro Shops are still pretty awesome.

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u/thatrightwinger WASP Conservative Jun 26 '22

If they're going to appeal to the woke audience, they're going to need to cater to the people who demand "fat acceptance." Telling those people to exercise is "oppression."

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u/Vapechef Jun 25 '22

Yeah they have been dead to me for some time.

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u/stephenlc95 Jun 26 '22

Yeah, last time I was in one was about 3 years ago at the Field & Stream / Dicks just North of Atlanta getting some camping gear. Now that they don't sell guns and ammo and their prices on camping stuff is so expensive, pretty much no reason to ever go there.

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u/Malfrus Conservative Jun 26 '22

Last time for me was 2020 after the lockdowns ended because i needed to take a shit and the moronic leftists running the mall it is located decided to close all the bathrooms except the one in the food court for "Safety Reasons" and the Men's bathroom was closed to be cleaned.

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u/academic_level0 Jun 25 '22

Oh cool. Another reason not to shop there!

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u/alnelon Conservative Jun 25 '22

Can’t wait to see the response when swamp donkeys try to access this “benefit” 5-7 times a year.

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u/Comrade_Jacob Jun 25 '22

Free vacation travel expenses for irresponsible women, YAHOOO!

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u/glimmeringsea Sowell and Scruton Jun 26 '22

Why don't they give their employees $4K toward an HSA or maternity leave, I wonder?

I'm so glad I decided to stop shopping there years ago when they started smugly and idiotically flexing about guns.

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u/2Foxy4You Jun 26 '22

Maternity leave is literally money to stay home with your baby. 9 weeks, 40 hours at $11 an hour is $3960…. So yea it sounds like they take care of them.

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u/rigndkvn Jun 25 '22

I love when corporations put out statements like this because I can immediately stop spending my money there!

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u/MadRabbit86 Jun 26 '22

“Dicks got you into this, Dick’s will get you out!”

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u/ergoegthatis Jun 25 '22

Good point, this is discrimination. A pregnant woman deserves the 4K to take care of her child more than the pregnant woman who wants money to kill it.

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u/2Foxy4You Jun 26 '22

They get this thing called maternity leave. Super neat

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u/Expensive-Attempt-19 Combat Veteran Jun 25 '22

Because they are appealing to the darkside.

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u/sfbruin Jun 25 '22

Don't have to pay for maternity leave either

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u/theplainsaregrains Jun 25 '22

$4000. Thats how much they calculated the cost for a dead baby over a mother having one. What a sick and perverse incentive.

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u/BillionCub Conservative Jun 25 '22

For the company, it's an investment to encourage your employees to not have kids. I'm sure it costs them more money and productivity to have employees with families. And of course, it scores political points at the same time.

Disgusting.

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u/usaangel Jun 25 '22

Birthing and raising a child costs much much more than that though

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u/02201970a Jun 25 '22

Huh? Didn't dicks say they will help with expenses for out of area abortions?

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u/BillionCub Conservative Jun 25 '22

I think the question posed to them was, are you also providing incentives to pregnant employees who plan on having their baby? Or do you only give bonuses to people who terminate their pregnancies?

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u/ladynoir19 Jun 26 '22

um it's not a bonus. they will cover travel expenses to up to 4000 dollars for employees who live in a state where abortion is illegal to go to a place where it isn't. any extra money will go right back to Dick's.

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u/BillionCub Conservative Jun 26 '22

Yes, they are paying out additional benefits to employees to get an abortion. The question is, you're offering additional cash to employees to cover abortion expenses, what sort of additional benefits are you offering to your employees who choose to have children?

It's a rhetorical question, because she answer is likely "nothing." It's an interesting incentive structure.

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u/SparkleFeather Jun 26 '22

My insurance plan offers $500 a year for acupuncture. If I don’t access acupuncture, I don’t get to access this benefit. Same with physio, counselling, etc. How is this any different?

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u/BillionCub Conservative Jun 26 '22

My understanding is that this is more like travel reimbursement rather than a covered service under the company's insurance plan. You turn in your travel receipts and they'll cut you a check. Kind of like traveling for a work assignment.

Your company would likely tell you to get lost if you asked for a cash reimbursement to travel to your preferred acupuncture facility.

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u/SparkleFeather Jun 26 '22

Travel is definitely covered if the specialist isn’t local: mileage and food allowance, hotel if it’s X distance away (not sure what that is). A coworker went through this when they needed to travel to get specialized care for their child with cancer. Again, I’m not seeing much difference…

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u/Wookie-Cookie-9 Jun 26 '22

Wouldn't maternity leave be qualified as the benefit being offered? It's a monetary incentive to have a child, and its only available to women who decide to keep the baby.

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u/BillionCub Conservative Jun 26 '22

Well, possibly. I'd be interested to see how Dick's administers maternity leave. Some companies will offer the time off but only pay for it when there is PTO/sick time available.

I'd be a little surprised if a company who admittedly pays many of its' employees so little, that they often can't afford to travel outside their own state when necessary, has a great maternity leave program.

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u/ladynoir19 Jun 27 '22

Well a benefit that DICK's offers to employees that do have a child is 6 to 8 weeks of paid maternity leave, which is offered exclusively to new parents.

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u/BillionCub Conservative Jun 27 '22

Is that utilizing the employee's banked PTO, sick, etc., time or is the company 100% covering maternity leave?

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u/ladynoir19 Jun 27 '22

100% covered. They also offer 12 weeks unpaid.

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u/swervin87 Financial Conservative Jun 26 '22

Can anyone claim that 4,000? Can a woman who plans on keeping the baby still get the 4,000 and say she changed her mind? My body, my choice, right? What if her choice was to have the baby?

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u/Expensive-Attempt-19 Combat Veteran Jun 25 '22

And again, the courts put the power back into the individual state on abortion issues. Dicks is just exploiting the issue into something it is not. Same as they have in many other political issues. But that's cool. It will only cost them more money and soon another company will float into the sea of debt.

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u/maizenbrew3 Jun 25 '22

Can't wait for the trans world to start calling for this. Trans man gets pregnant and asks for this... can't say no if you can't define who can get pregnant.

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u/BroncoJoe28 Jun 25 '22

Must be called dicks for a reason. Glad I never gave them any business

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u/Oldtimer_2 Jun 25 '22

Interesting isn't it?

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u/cchris_39 Independent Conservative Jun 25 '22

They haven’t made any money off me in years and won’t now either.

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u/DoubleBatman Jun 26 '22

Least loaded headline

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u/TylerDurden15 Jun 26 '22

We are not far from Futurama’s suicide booths.

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u/MerlynTrump Jun 26 '22

what happens if you tell them your having an abortion, travel, then tell them you decided to keep the baby, after they paid for the travel?

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u/awcheez Jun 26 '22

Their CEO explicitly said on her Linkedin page the company would be paying for their employees to travel to another state for abortions.

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u/MadRabbit86 Jun 26 '22

Well no. They’re doing this because it’s better for them than maternity leave.

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u/frozenisland 2A Jun 26 '22

I couldn’t care less about this. This is just a spin job

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u/DiddlyBoBiddly Conservative Jun 26 '22

I stopped going there and I stopped selling ammunition and weapons. If they want to be all woke, go for it. Evolution and finance are very similar. Organisms that are not successful disappear. See ya', Dick.

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u/guyfrom719 Jun 27 '22

The comments on this post prove why people hate conservatives

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u/Redcole Jun 25 '22

….because there are already avenues for them to do that…?

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u/Expensive-Attempt-19 Combat Veteran Jun 25 '22

They have the choice to do either, and what are they in support of?

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u/Redcole Jun 25 '22

No. In many states there are not two choices for women any longer. Dick’s Sporting Goods is saying that they’re opening the opportunity for women to have two choices in certain states.

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u/Expensive-Attempt-19 Combat Veteran Jun 25 '22

By saying they won't admit supporting those who choose to give birth? Lol! Interesting!

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u/Redcole Jun 25 '22

They didn’t say they wouldn’t admit it. They’re just not letting people distract from the actual issue at hand. Because it’s not the fucking point and it’s a red herring.

No one is taking away the opportunity for women to choose birth

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u/cole0424 Jun 26 '22

Why is $4000 the magic number with all these companies?