Post # 92
I’ll be taking of 8 weeks, all of which will be unpaid. I have a week of vacation that I might save until then, but even then, it will just be a week.
Anyone else feel like their job will fall apart when they leave? I’m super worried about coming back to an enormous mess!
Post # 93
I’m most likely taking 12 weeks off, but its all unpaid. 🙁
Post # 94
I get to use any vacation/sick time I have available (right now I have about 6 weeks) at full salary and then can take extra time at 60% of my salary (covered by short or long term disability). I can also enact FMLA if I want, but that time would be completely unpaid. I imagine I’ll end up taking about 12 weeks off total when the time comes.
Post # 95
52 weeks – 12 weeks at full pay, 14 weeks at 50%, 13 weeks at 15% and 13 weeks unpaid. I will also earn 5 weeks of paid vacation leave while I am on maternity leave and most people add that to the end of their maternity leave.
I feel sad that so many of us have so little leave / paid leave. Hopefully you all pay a lot less tax overall so that this isn’t quite as bad as it seems!
Post # 96
I work as a contractor in a state prison. I will have:
-7 weeks of short term disability at 60% pay
-Ability to use vacation, sick, personal time. Right now TTC and have 10 days vacation and 1 personal day left. In July I will have 20 days vacation and 2 personal days (sick days are accrued at 1 per month, so in August I will have 2, September 3…)
-1 year of FLMA/unpaid, so my job is saved….wouldn’t surprise me if I moved to the much less desirable ‘other’ position at work when I came back.
So the plan is to be home w/ baby for 3 months/12 weeks; 7 at 60% and 4 at 100% pay in vacation/personal/sick and possibly 1 week unpaid. We will need to save up for this a bit.
Although the company I work for has about 75 employees (I think) the program I work for is small just 4 full-time employees and a FT manager. If one person is out for a week it’s a clusterfuck, so I am partly dreading hearing the boss complain about me taking off for so long esp. since my co-worker took exactly 7 weeks and w/o me being at work they will need to either temporarily hire someone else or the boss will need to pull an addition 16 hours from the other 3 employees. Part of me really hopes I will not need to return to this job for long since I have a side job that hopefully will be taking off in 6 weeks.