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I'm just curious to know your situation regarding work and how much time you are taking off (or getting off) of work. Some of us are WOHM, WAHM, SAHM, etc.<br><br>
And I'm also curious if your DH or SO is able to take any time off.<br><br>
For my previous birth, I was able to take off 16 weeks for maternity leave, although I was not paid the whole time: I had to use vacation and sick leave that I had saved, and take some time off without pay. And my DH was in school and could only take off for one day.<br><br>
Now, I'm a SAHM/WAHM, so I'm just not taking on many projects for the summer. My DH was able to take off for one week, but he's back at work now, and I really miss the help & company. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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My dh took 7 days...all last week, today and yesterday. That's all vacation time.<br>
I have three weeks paid (1 week vaca, 2 weeks given by employer). After that 3 weeks I'll start telecommuting on a very part time basis, and do that only until Octoberish. Looking for a nanny or home daycare after that, for two 4 hour days a week in the office. DS will be in kindergarten in september.<br><br>
I'll miss dh terribly tomorrow when he goes back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> All the more reason for us to get our butts in gear to be self employed.
 

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Dh is a union carpenter, so he only gets paid for days he works (no paid sick leave or vacation). Since baby came early Saturday morning, he had the weekend and then took 3 days of unpaid leave before going back. It definitely was not enough!<br><br>
Makes me wish I lived somewhere with mandatory paid paternity leave...
 

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i will be taking 10-12 wk when LO arrives. i will be using my vacation/sick leave that i have accumulated. we have the option of using FMLA, but that is unpaid leave, so i won't be using it.<br><br>
dh also has to use accumulated vaca/sick leave. and since he does not have as much as i do, he will only be able to take about 2 wks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I also have the option of taking FMLA but can't because it's unpaid leave. So I'll be taking a maximum of 4 weeks off and using my banked sick time.<br><br>
My dh works for himself, so he'll pretty much be around as usual. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm a SAHM and DH is a nurse. We got a note from the MW on Mon. to give to his HR to say that I needed him now "et voila" he's now started his 10w FMLA. It's all unused vacation time so he will be paid. He usually does a ton of overtime, too. I'm hoping he doesn't start freaking out about that! It's really great that he can maintain all of DS's normal routine and activities as well as all the help around the house and yum cooking!
 

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If I had been working for the Health Dept for 12 months when BabyGirl was born I would have been entitled to 16 weeks paid leave which I could have taken at half pay giving me 32 weeks paid leave. I could then take the rest of the year off unpaid. However I was between jobs because of our move and morning sickness so job to take leave from. I intend to spend 12 months being a SAHM then go back 1-2 days/week.<br><br>
DH would get 2 weeks paid paternity leave after 12 months but he'd only been in his new since October so he has taken annual leave. The Dept has been very good to him and allowed him to start from her birth day. He has also opted to take it at half pay so he is having 6 weeks off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Katelove - I knew Canada's policy pretty well but was unsure of Australia's. That's awesome!<br>
I find it extremely ironic that American politicians whine and cry about the decline of "family values," yet they won't do anything to change the absolutely atrocious family leave situation.
 

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I have 8 weeks of disability, followed by 6 weeks of "family bonding"- all paid at the disability rate, which is generally supposed to be 2/3 of your salary I think. However, for some odd reason, it's worked out that my disability rate is a couple hundred dollars a pay period more than my take-home pay was! Crazy, but super cool! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm then going to take about 4 weeks of vacation and hopefully go back part-time for about a month. So I think about 4 1/2 months off altogether.<br><br>
I wish it was more.<br><br>
My DP is self-employed, so no work = no $$. He's take off a couple of weeks now (he was really sick before the babe was born). He'll be very part time for the next week and a half or so... Yesterday was his first day back and I really missed him! He's home today though! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I was essentially laid off at the end of March. Fine with me, I was quitting anyway. So I'm SAHM right now and will be for.. perhaps... FOREVER!<br><br>
My DH was able to save up 3 weeks of paid vacation that he is using that is protected by FMLA. So we are about half way through that! WAH!<br><br>
That's us!
 

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I am self employed (I own my own business, not just a work-at-home situation), however, I will still be able to take a draw while I am on maternity leave - it will just be less than I usually get. Also I plan on working still from home and what not, and taking the babe with me after a couple of months.<br><br>
DH is hourly, no paternity leave or anything, and he's working at a shop that he hopes to buy in a couple of years. He's their most valuable employee, however, so he can't be gone for too much. (Speaking of that, he needs a raise, hasn't gotten one in 2 years since his first 2 months on the job.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> I keep thinking his boss would give him a raise considering we are having a BABY, but NOOOOOOO.)
 

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I have a year off. Employment Insurance pays me a portion of my income. The first 15 weeks are topped up to 93% of my pay by my work. My husband's work offers the same but we choose that I take it all. We could have shared or have him take it all. Instead he is given a week of paid leave I think. He actually only works 3 days every 2 weeks so he took the days off he should have worked in the first two weeks. Now he's back to normal and I'm home alone occasionally. Mostly we'r both here.
 

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Seriously so depressing to live in a country that does not value family like they claim to.<br><br>
I started leave on April 15 and will go back the middle of August. I'm paid for most of this through accrued leave and sick time.<br><br>
DH works from home M,W,F and has a super flexible boss so he took off a week officially but is allowed to work as he pleases as long as he gets his projects done.
 
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