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This may have been asked early on in the DDC, but for us working mommies, what are your plans for maternity leave?
My company doesn't do official maternity leave, but they give us 6 weeks of short term disability. So, I have 2 1/2 weeks of vacation left that I am saving plus the 6 weeks. Nice thing is that there are 5 holidays during that time period, so I'm actually getting a whole week free. So in the end, I get about 9 1/2 weeks. Wish it was more, but it is what it is.
Since I own my own business, I can take off as much time as I want to. But I am not sure. My last booked newborn is due Oct 13 (the day after I reach full term). I should be good for that little guy and may take on 1-2 families (as well as some mini sessions). Since Nov is right in the middle of busy season, I'm not 100% sure what I'll do. Depending on the delivery, I may take on sessions a few weeks after giving birth, but I will require them to only be on my property to minimize the time I am away and running around, at least until the new year.
I'm planning on 6 weeks. With FMLA we're allowed up to 12, six of which you can use sick leave for.
DH will be staying home with baby, and I have a flexible work arrangement that allows me to work from home, so this should work for us. I actually have about 5 more weeks regular leave saved, but I don't think I'll need it. I went back to work after only 5 weeks with my first son. I was going stir crazy in the house and really needed something to do. I started out going part time to the office so I didn't have to interrupt breastfeeding too much. It worked out really well.
I don't actually have maternity leave, I work very part time. I am actually taking a "leave" starting in two weeks. I'll be kept as an employee but without and schedule, so I can go back whenever I'm ready after the baby is born. I'm still not sure I wanna go back.
We get I think a total of 26 weeks (unpaid of course). !2 through the federal FMLA & 14 through the state FMLA.
I should have, as long as I am not placed on bedrest, 12 weeks of vacation, sick & other time saved up to use for pay... Initially, I wanted to take 16 weeks, four of the weeks unpaid (unless anyone from work wanted to donate time), but am not sure. At this point, I'll just say I am taking 12 weeks, but it could be less or more depending on how things go.
Thank you Katie (.:Shortcake:.) for my beautiful siggy!!
I have 12 weeks 100% paid maternity leave and will be using every minute of it. I am a remote associate so even when I return to work I will be working from my home, but baby will probably go to a sitter or daycare part-time once I feel comfortable with it so that I can also do my job.
A BIG thank you to Jaidynsmum for my awesome siggy!
12 weeks plus 5 weeks vacation time. However I'm probably only going to use 8 weeks maternity and maybe a week or 2 vacation. Just enough to float me past new years. Then I'm back to work. The longer I don't work, the more I start forgetting. Lol.
I'll start the school year with two weeks of vacation days. (I took a lot of time off last year due to my loss, doctor appointments, and my son being sick.) The other six weeks off will be unpaid. Since I am having a hysterectomy after delivery, I will be using the full eight weeks to recover (unlike my abdominal myomectomy where I was back teaching after two weeks).
I will only be taking 6 wks. We get 6 wks paid and 2 wks vacation for the year but anything over vacation I have to make up at the end of my training so I am just going to really use the 4 wks of paid maternity and 2 wks of my vacation to make it 6 wks total, then I only have 4 wks in the end to make up and not 6 wks.
I'll be taking the full year off that we get here in Canada. You get your full pay for as long as your employer pays for it, then you get 55% of your wage for the rest of the year. I only work 2 days a week, so I won't get much. I'll be happy to have another full year off.