2nd Trimester

Poll: How much PAID maternity leave are you taking?

Just trying to get an idea if our company is average, under-average, over-average...

 

we get 6-8 weeks paid (depending on c-section or not), and then we can use accrued paid time (vacation time or personal time). so for example, if i have accrued 5 weeks vacation time by the time i pop the little one out, i can take 11 weeks...but obviously, i don't want to use all my vacation time! 

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Re: Poll: How much PAID maternity leave are you taking?

  • 2 weeks before due date, then 12 weeks after birth.
  • 12 Weeks paid...Im trying to get an extra 2 mths off. But my office is so small, doesnt look like that is happening, so I am working out an alternative work schedule, which will be 20 Hrs a week
  • I'm in Canada and we get a year off for mat leave.
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  • I get 8 weeks paid and I'm debating about taking an additional 4 weeks as unpaid.  We can only take a total of 12 weeks. 
  • We have to use accrued sick leave. I am a teacher so I will have my little boy in July then take the first 10 weeks of school off, but it all comes from sick leave.
  • My company is small. We get 6 weeks unpaid.

    I have been approved to take an additional 2 weeks off (as vacation time) and will be rolling over 2 weeks vacation as well.

    Total I will have 4 weeks paid, but only because I'm using vacation time. 

    It sucks, but we knew that going in. We're saving so that we have about 4 weeks of my salary available when the time comes..It sucks but that's that breaks when working for a company that only consists of 6 people... 

  • mental note...MOVE TO CANADA!!!!!Wink
  • I will use my 2 weeks of vacation plus 3 bonus days they give you when you have a child. After that it's all UNpaid. :( I'm taking 12 weeks total.
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    mental note...MOVE TO CANADA!!!!!Wink

    SERIOUSLY! (and yes screaming seems appropriate)

  • We get 0 paid.  If we sign up for short term disability during open enrollement then after 30 days we would reciever 60% of our pay.  Which of course I didn't because we weren't expecting to get pregnant but did the month after open enrollment.  :p 

    Other then that we're allowed to save up our PTO/sick time and use it.  We've just been saving up for me to say home for a few weeks so I won't be tapped out on PTO/sick when the baby is sick. 

    I'm jealous of your paid leave!!  :)

  • I get 6-8 weeks disablilty (65%) but NO maternity leave. Which is lame because my husband gets 2 weeks paternity leave.  I have 3 weeks vacation time saved up.

    Canada sounds divine.

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  • I get 6 weeks paid 100% and 6 weeks paid 70%.
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    I get 2 weeks full pay (1 week will be PTO), then an additional 10 weeks at 60%.  If I want to take more, it would be unpaid and my insurance would switch to Cobra.
  • I'm using accrued sick leave as I work in the school system.  I will get five sick days back if I have a vaginal birth, if I have a c-section, then I get more sick days back.  I've saved enough sick days to be able to use approximately 16 1/2 weeks and have enough left over to use when I return.  That is, of course, I don't use any more sick days from now on. So far I have been pretty lucky not to have to use them.

     

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    image rosiep05:
    mental note...MOVE TO CANADA!!!!!Wink

    SERIOUSLY! (and yes screaming seems appropriate)

    We don't get the year paid at 100% of our salary, though.  It's paid by the government, so we get I think 55% (but it might be 45% the number escapes me right now) of our salary.

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  • 6-8 weeks paid- then i can use my vacation time (or up to 12 weeks un-paid)

    i have 4 weeks of vacation time so i'm going to save it till the end of the year (when i'm due) and not come back until Jan 2010'

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    I'm in Canada and we get a year off for mat leave.
    With full pay?
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  • I wish we got PTO! Nope, all unpaid, I am taking 8 to 12 weeks.  I have 8 weeks worth of salary saved up as of right now.  So... by July hopefully i will have the other 4 weeks set!  :)
  • I dont' get any my insurance doesn't offer short term disability and thats the only way I could get paid for it. My husband does though isn't that funny hes getting a month. I am lucky because I am due in july meaning I get paid till Aug when school starts. I get the choice if I want to take 1-3 months off right now I am thinking one and if money is okay maybe 2.  
  • we do not offically get any paid leave. I have to use what sick time I have accrued first and then it goes to my vacation time. Last time I cleared myself out.. and I will again this time too. I may take a few additional weeks unpaid.. I always thought it was so not right, but I guess I did choose to have a baby.. I can't expect them to pay me for it :( 
  • I'm only allowed to take 2-4 weeks of paid time but that's my sick time.  It all depends on when I have this baby. I'm a teacher and they won't pay me for time when I wouldn't be in school anyway. It totally sucks. But I'll get to take 4 weeks partially paid through the states new Family Leave Act.
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  • We can take up to 12 weeks unpaid, but my boss would flip if I took that much, unless I have a c-section. I'm taking 8 weeks, and 4 of those will be covered by built-up vacation and sick leave.

    Maternity leave sucks here.

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  • none. I will be using my 2 week vacation pay.
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  • I'm not sure if it's a California state law or a federal law, but you only get paid maternity leave if you've worked at the same company for over 12 months, which unfortunately, I have not. So all I have is whatever PTO time I have accrued by then, and then after that it's unpaid. So unfortunately I will be going back to work about a month after I deliver. ...Need to move to Canada...wish it wasn't so COLD there! Tongue Tied
  • We get ZERO paid leave. We're a small company so it's not required by law. I'll be taking 3 weeks of vacation, a couple weeks unpaid and then work from home for a month.
  • My work gives you 6 weeks vaginal delivery & 8 for c-section. You use the short term disability which covers 60% & work picks up the other 40%. I am taking the FMLA & taking 12 weeks though, so I'll have 6 weeks 100% paid & 6 weeks unpaid. I may use a weeks PTO in that time, but haven't decided quite yet. I'd like to work up until deilvery but we'll see what happens with that.
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  • 7 weeks paid at 100%, and I can take vacation or sick the first week. (I only get 2 weeks of paid vacation, so I'm trying to save about 3 days of sick, and 2 days of vac.)
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  • My office doesn't offer maternity leave.  I get to lump together any sick/vacation days I want to use and that's all I get.  The rest is unpaid.  I started less than a year ago, too, so my days are limited.  Huh?  I could complain but at least I get to take 10 weeks off, regardless of whether or not its paid.  I should just be thankful that we can afford it.  It might be a little tight but we can afford it.
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