Do you think that long paternity leave is unrealistic?
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|Thu, 05-02-2013 - 4:04pm|
According to Today, some dads think so:
The eight weeks of paid paternity leave that Yahoo male employees now receive, thanks to the company’s generous new policy, makes plenty of dads envious of all that time for bonding with baby.
Yet for many dads, the lengthy time the company is offering seems too good to be true, and maybe even unrealistic. Because while it would be a dream to have a guilt-free two month leave from work, many say they feel pressure – whether self-inflicted or external -- to get back to work.
There is no way my husband would have taken off that amount of time with any of our boys, he can barely handle a four day weekend at home ;) In the industry he was working in, and with his supervisory responsiblities, I don't think it would have been realistic for him to take off more than a week at a time.
What do you think? Do you think it's more acceptable for dads to take paternity leave, or does it depend on your field of employment?