Mini vent about maternity leave

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
Post # 136
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

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
5566 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I better not mention to all the American bees that my company allows unlimited paid holiday…

Post # 138
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
9435 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
47 posts

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
1505 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
1998 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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
2220 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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. 

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