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What is your maternity leave like? I get 140 days for maternity leave, paid. With my dd, I didn't take my maternity leave until I was 37 weeks. Maternity leave starts 70 days before the due date here (if a woman chooses to do so). I live in Russia. From what I've heard, the US has the worst maternity leave
We don't get paid maternity leave. I will have to take all of my vacation time for next year and any sick time I have saved up. I will be taking 8 weeks so I will end up having to take two weeks of unpaid time.
Yea my program sucks. I can take up to 12 weeks.
Week 1 is a waiting week and I would need to use vacation
Week 2 would be 100% of salary because Ive only been there 1 year
Weeks 3-6 I would get 66% of my salary
weeks 6-12 would be unpaid.
And when I say it sucks its because with DD I had 12 weeks at 80% salary. But I can supplement with any vacation/sick time I have saved. I will be working up until I give birth if possible as I dont want to lose any days.
Last edited by lilianasmamas; October 23rd, 2012 at 05:16 PM.
Reason: more insof
Yep my maternity leave sucks big time. I get 12 weeks unpaid. Pretty much, they just guarantee I will still have my job after the 12 weeks. If I want to get paid, I have to use any vacation time I may have saved up.
Lucky for me, after this baby comes, I'm going back to being a stay-at-home for awhile!!! I can't wait to tell my job that I'm expecting and not coming back after baby is born! Haha!