(Closed) How much paid maternity leave do you get?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How much paid maternity leave do you get?
    none, zippo, zilch, nada :( : (49 votes)
    37 %
    1 week : (1 votes)
    1 %
    2 weeks : (1 votes)
    1 %
    3 weeks : (2 votes)
    2 %
    4 weeks : (1 votes)
    1 %
    5 weeks : (0 votes)
    6 weeks : (20 votes)
    15 %
    7 weeks : (1 votes)
    1 %
    8 weeks : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My employer provides 14-16 weeks off, 100% paid.  Plus you accrue vacation while you are on leave, so you can add vacation to your maternity leave and you can also take some time unpaid.  Your job is protected for 6 months.  We’re not TTC, but the maternity benefits are so awesome that I don’t think I could leave until after we have a baby.

    Post # 18
    Member
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think it’s time for me to move to Windsor….

    Post # 19
    Member
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am truly blessed to live in Canada, I also didn’t realize how different it was in the States!

    Post # 20
    Member
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I haven’t done all of the research yet but I know that you get 6 weeks for a vaginal birth and 8 for a c-section.  (I’m a teacher.)  After that we can do a certain amount of time at half pay  and then no pay.  Not sure how long.  

    Post # 21
    Member
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Yeah, like eloping said, all those benefits aren’t free ๐Ÿ˜› I pay a LOT less in taxes than you do!

    We get 6 weeks off at 80% pay for a regular birth, 8 for a c-section and then you can take 12 weeks of FMLA on top of that.

    Post # 22
    Member
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @ejs4y8: I know, I was teasing ๐Ÿ™‚ Obviously the money doesn’t come from thin air. It’s a nice dream though! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 23
    Member
    841 posts
    Busy bee

    See, if I stayed in Canada, I would get a year. But because I am moving to the states, I doubt I will have a great enough job with awesome insurance for awhile… So I chose zip, nada, ZILCH! :O

    Post # 24
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    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I know my Fiance gets taxed heavily, Alberta is soo bad for taxes and he works in the oilfield industry. But it’s really money that we never see anyways, so we don’t really feel the difference of paying higher taxes. And I love tax season, because we get alot of it back!

    Post # 25
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    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @missfireslayer, Oh i understand! I just prefer if my money stays in my pocket in lieu of higher taxes ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maybe this is an ignorant question because i work for a fairly large corporation, but is it really common for employers to not provide paid maternity leave? I was under the impression it was standard if you had a regular full time career type job. Or work for the government or something like that.

    Post # 26
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    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @ejs4y8: Totally agree with you! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

     

    and I second your question, I just don’t understand how you don’t get ANY time. That is so sad!

    Post # 27
    Member
    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @eloping: i pay 37 cents on the dollar, so not THAT much different– particularly considering how little we’re provided for social-service wise. 

    To answer the question… I don’t know! I have a very strange work situation that is pretty fluid with no written contract. My boss is super nice/understanding and fair though, so I am confident that if I was still working for him when I had a baby I’d get some time off. Best guess is probably 4-6 weeks at regular pay, and thereafter I could probably choose to work part time at a reduced salary. Which I guess is a pretty good deal, although the flip side is that I seriously doubt I’ll ever be totally “off duty” while in this job. I will have to check email on honeymoon and I assume I’d have to check email and field calls on mat leave as well. 

    Post # 28
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    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    we get 6 weeks paid off and 8 weeks if it’s a cesarian. we are a global company, though, and work very closely with our counterparts in Geneva, Switzerland…no joke – they get 6 MONTHS! 

    Post # 30
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    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we get 6 weeks at 100% pay (whether vaginal birth or c-section), and then can (theoretically) take additional time paid out via Long Term Disability, paid at 66% of pay, but only up to $5k, so, not very long. It’s paid out through the Short Term and Long Term Disability programs paid by my employer as part of my benefits package. I work for a large, private company.

    Post # 31
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    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    According our employee handbook, our (small) company offers up to 12 weeks at an unstated “reduced” salary. I assume that you can negotiate it but it probably is close to 60% like other people have said.

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