I have had too many miscarriages to count now - the thing that upset me the most, in the beginning, was the exact same phrase - the one thing I was 'meant' to be able to do as a woman, I couldn't. But I started talking about it, to everyone I met, it peppered relevant conversations, and every single person I mentioned it to, male or female, responded with their own stories of loss. For many of them, it was the first time they had told anyone other than close family, for some, it was the first time they had told anyone at all. And it healed, both me and them. There is still such stigma and shame over miscarriage - wrongly so - and we need to start telling people we are pregnant before the misogynistic, mythical 12-week mark (which isn't even the time when the miscarriage risk drops significantly, so goodness only knows why its that timeline), and having those conversations about miscarriage so its something we are all very aware of. I knew 1 in 4 women had miscarriages - but I still felt so so alone. Talking helps, letting others know helps, both you and them. Let's talk guys and blow the lid off this taboo
@Janine82 unfortunately whilst they have raised the amount a partner can earn, there is still a cap on that, but they have gotten rid of the asset test, ie savings and assets in terms of cash at bank etc.
So much incorrect information has been given to these 3 ladies -
Katie - you are still eligible for Jobkeeper, even if you have another job, unless you are receiving jobkeeper via that other job - every employee from a business (that is perm or 12 months + casual) *has* to receive it , or no one - having another job is not the criteria (again, unless you are already receiving Jobkeeper through that other job as you can only claim it once).
Lucy - speak to the ATO hotline for this type of thing - it may be your boss has just closed everything down and no-one is getting Jobkeeper (maybe they have had their own mental health issues to deal with over this? who knows), however if they are claiming it for some, they will be able to reinstate you (your boss) - the big issue is companies have to find the money in the first place to pay *all* staff, and can only then claim it back from the Gov - not everyone can afford to do that for all staff so have no option but to make some redundant and not pay them Jobkeeper - bank loans, despite what is being reported, are not guaranteed for any company to bridge the gap for JobKeeper payments and many businesses are having a very hard time trying to find the cash up front.
Carmel - PLEASE report your bosses to Fair Work Australia. They are taking the Michael out of you and it is not your responsibility to pay for equipment to do your job in this instance. You are not privileged to have a job where you are being employed with illegal conditions to be honest (such as working longer hours for less money - JobKeeper is very clear about that), and shouldn't be made to feel like you are.
People PLEASE contact Fair Work Australia and the ATO if you are at all unsure about your rights, there are many bad businesses out there taking advantage - as well as fair few lovely ones really trying hard to help their staff.
Malaysia had not enacted a lockdown, they have a movement restriction order in place - the two things are very different. At times like this ACCURATE facts are imperative. Please please improve your reporting.