But your dog isn’t a human being.

I don’t think it’s the best example but I think the point was that in the moment, it doesn’t really matter why you are following the rules (in this case working 8 hours) and why someone else doesn’t have to, just that they are getting away with it and it isn’t fair. Now, is there an argument that in the grand scheme of things society benefits from people being loving parents and maybe that means occasionally the work balance isn’t exactly even at all times between parents of small children and non-parents that it all works out in the end? Maybe. But when you’re in the midst, and you’re getting paid the same or less as someone who chose to have a child and who is seemingly getting work perks you aren’t, that can certainly feel crummy.

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