Post # 136
LilliV : wow. Yeah, I think this is one of those things that you only know the complexity once you go through it. I believe my current work has 12 weeks paid, but beyond that, I’m not sure. I saw a PP who mentioned there is full pay and half pay and etc.
I am in awe of people who can take a whole year off. In a good way. That is amazing.
Post # 137
I better not mention to all the American bees that my company allows unlimited paid holiday…
Post # 138
zzar45 : there are actually some US companies that do as well. It’s not widely seen as a benefit because people tend to take less than if they were just given 4 weeks because they don’t want to appear to be using too much vacation time.
Post # 139
zzar45 : Yes we get it. Our country is so much shittier than yours.
Personally I get 24 days of PTO this year which I don’t think is too shabby.
Post # 140
OP- just so you know, quitting your job during or shortly after your leave will lead you to pay back alL insurance & disability premiums paid by your company while on leave. You MAY even be required to return disability $ and whatever your hospital bills were.
So id either quit before you go on leave or well after as you’ll be on the hook for a LOT of $.
Post # 141
Westwood : Lol these threads always get a number of “I get 5739292067 days of paid maternity leave. Feel so sorry for you American bees!”
By coincidence I also get 24 days PTO at my work. I rarely use it all or feel the lack.
Post # 142
Westwood : i have 15 days of PTO that have basically been untouched for god knows how long. My company is ridiculous when it comes to time off, you basically have a few weeks before the holidays and a few weeks before the start of summer (May) to use any/all vacation or PTO. So basically April, May and 2-3 weeks of november are the only times they like to approve more then a day or two off. Drives me nuts!!
i begged for my life last year to get new years eve and new years day off, because of the UCF/Auburn game, they acted like it was the end of the damn world…
For maternity leave im taking all that the company gives away standard which is 2 months, but im gonna possibly gonna push for 3 which is allowed as long as approved.
Post # 143
That sucks. I have zero weeks paid leave so I feel you. in fact, I nearly got fired for being pregnant, which would’ve legal because my company is too small for Fmla to apply.