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I'm a contract worker, so I don't get paid time off. So after my 4-6 weeks off (depending on how much money we save) he will take two weeks of his paid vacation time.
bnicoledavis:My DH gets 8 weeks paternity leave.
8 weeks??? WOW! That is awesome! You sure you aren't going to want to strangle him before those 8 weeks? LOL! My hubby gets 3 weeks a year paid leave, but can only take 1 week at a time so I will be leaning on mom, dad and sister for help if I need it!
DH let his boss know he'd need time off when the baby was born.
I went into labor on Thursday morning so he called in to work, had her on Friday, and we left the hospital Sunday. He went back to work on Tuesday or Wednesday?
He's off on the weekends anyway so he took 4-5 days of earned time.
My husband's company has the most generous paternity leave policy I've ever heard of: 12 weeks, 100% paid!
Unfortunately, his job is pretty intense and unrelenting, so it's very unlikely he'll get to take even a week - would be bad for his career path sadly :(
DS born 08.02.11
He gets 3 weeks paid paternity leave if he uses it immediately after the baby is born. This does not count against his sick or vacation days. He'll probably use 2 weeks.
Quick side note to vent that he gets more paid time off than I do! I have suggested that he should have the baby, but he hasn't taken me up on my offer...
wkfouts:His job is giving him a week off (unpaid).
He gets 2 weeks paid paternity leave. Then about a month or two later, he'll take his week vacation.
Dh gets 6 weeks paid paternity leave and has a year to use the time. He is going to take at least 3 weeks when she comes and then will spread out the other 3 weeks. He also has 5 weeks paid vacation a year, so he has plenty of time he can take.
It's depressing I'm a teacher and his paternity leave is better than my maternity leave. I am very thankful that his company is very family friendly. We are getting all kinds of perks like pregnancy and parenting books, a $500 visa gift card for take out/diaper service/cleaning service.
Husband gets 2 weeks paid paternity leave that doesnt count against his regular leave days. We have to use it within 6 months and I think that if we dont use it in a reasonable amount of time (or have a plan for using it), his boss may just make him use it (he's military.. looks bad on the supervisors if their guys arent taking leave).
If I have an early baby, he'll probably take the full two weeks once baby is born. Otherwise, he'll probably wait until after my mother has left.