Only allowed 4 weeks unpaid maternity leave

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
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  • Post # 166
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    534 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m also quitting my job when baby comes. It feels right for us. Good for you two for prioritizing your health and your new family, and for planning ahead enough to save up to make it possible.

    Post # 167
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    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    loden :  Sad to see it’s done to this, but want to say kudos to you, because society needs more employees like you who are willing to vote with their feet and show employers that sometimes their policies are driving good people away.  

    Post # 168
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    3019 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    loden :  I hope they can’t find a replacement as good as you and will regret driving you to quit. The coworker I’m friends with told me the office fell apart after I quit and many of the clients stopped coming because they didn’t like the replacement. It would have been less costly not to fight me over leave… oh well. 

    One of my former colleagues took 10 years off work, basically until her youngest was in kindergarten. She said that she applied for entry level positions near her home and got hired right away. It didn’t take long for her to work herself back to where she was career-wise pre-kids. So don’t worry, you will be okay. Three months is nothing in comparison to ten years, and everyone needs an accountant, right?

    Best wishes to you for an easy uneventful labor and a healthy baby. 

    Post # 169
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    2158 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    loden :  sounds like a great decision.. Time with your baby is time you will never get back. Any company will be lucky to have you and I hope you find something quick. Make sure to tell your boss why you are leaving! It might make them think a bit more before letting you go. 

    Post # 170
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    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    loden :  I’m glad you have some relief!  don’t worry about new job until the time comes.  

    Post # 171
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    702 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Glad you figured out what will work best for your family…but it’s sad to see our culture  effectively forcing women out of the workforce, and limiting career opportunities…just a subtle example of how pervasive gender discrimination is in the workplace 🙁

    Post # 172
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    8099 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m glad you were able to make a decision that worked for you. Too bad your employer doesn’t realize that by giving you the time you need they would actually save money! Most business are short sighted and don’t consider the money lost in recruiting, hiring, and training a new employee that may or may not be as good as the one they are losing! 

    Post # 173
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    7416 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    The longer we keep electing conservatives (especially at the state and local level), the longer this will be an issue.

    just sayin.

    women wouldn’t need to “vote with their feet” if they’d consistently vote with their heads and vote for candidates who would support legislation that would help them be truly equal in the workplace.

    Post # 174
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    288 posts
    Helper bee

    Does your husband’s job offer paternity leave? Because my company does and my male manager took 6 weeks off after his wife’s maternity leave was finished so they were able to take turns taking care of the baby.

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