I wondered what the working women of Australia thought when Roxie delivered this excuse for taking early retirement.
I realised that I wouldn’t be retired when my child started high school.
So? Who can afford to retire when their child starts high school?
And I thought that this government was all about promoting the role of women in the workforce and was keen to see higher rates of female labour force participation.
(Actually, Roxie, here’s a tip from me. I took long service leave when my daughters were doing Year 12 to support them and drive them to the exams, etc. I had had to work for many years to accumulate the leave though, including when my children were not in school and then in primary school and high school.)
This all looks a bit fishy. Assuming she is OK at arithmetic – a big assumption, admittedly – she knew when she took the job as AG just over 12 months ago that it would be eating into family time in the future. But now she tells us she has been planning to leave for a year or so. Something doesn’t add up.