Parental Leave

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Parental Leave
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Tue, 05-12-2009 - 2:09pm

Okay I have some honest questions.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-22-2007
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 12:53pm

Oh, I agree with you that it is fair. It is not just for new parents - I could have taken it last year when my husband had surgery.

>> A single, unmarried, with no kids adult can take the same leave as a working parent. It's the rare individual who doesn't have any extended family that the act covers. <<

Absolutely.

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Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?

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Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2008
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 9:56pm
Having a new baby doesn't require time off like, say, getting an education.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2008
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 9:59pm

Two kids and she works 50 hours a week to support them.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2008
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 10:00pm
You'd still have the choice.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2009
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 10:05pm
Better than nothing.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-02-2006
Wed, 05-20-2009 - 9:54am

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How does having a new baby NOT require time off?

2010 Siggy
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-02-2006
Wed, 05-20-2009 - 10:02am

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That only works if you never want children at all.

2010 Siggy
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Wed, 05-20-2009 - 11:10am

<Yet, people want paid time off for having babies but arne't giving the same to someone who, say wants to travel and see the world.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Sun, 05-24-2009 - 8:26pm

Uh, caring for a newborn is no vacation. Also, most of my students are working, so obviously an education doesn't always require time off. Both children and an education last a lifetime. So I'm not sure what your point is. If you're going to advocate for something, it seems as though we should be advocating for equal time off for education as well as family leave.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Thu, 06-04-2009 - 5:28pm

I'll see your 12 weeks and raise you 16 weeks.


It's one of the only good reasons to live in Connecticut, IMHO.

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