Re: Maternity Leave?
With Nora I got 5 weeks, with Davis I got 6. All unpaid (this varies by state/employer) except the sick/vacation time I had saved up (which I was required to use). I had planned to take 8 weeks this time but we ran out of $ so I had to come back early. And of course once I'm back I have zero sick/vacation time available for if the baby gets sick and when he's got drs appts.
I'm all about a federally mandated paid maternity leave. I think it would be great, even if we only got partial pay. The type of system you have, where you pay into it like unemployment, sounds great to me.
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