Parental Leave

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

Okay I have some honest questions.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 1:16am

According to Joy, CA also gets 16 weeks (but only 12 of them are paid): 6 weeks of paid disability, 6 weeks of paid FMLA, and 4 weeks of bonding which is unpaid but job position is held. That's what she got when Alex was born in 2005.

Chris

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Registered: 02-22-2007
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 1:00pm

This is what California currently offers:

- up to 4 weeks prior to your due date (partially paid)
- up to 6 weeks after an uncomplicated vaginal birth (partially paid)
- up to 6 weeks of PFL aka bonding time (partially paid)

You can take the PFL within a year of your child's birth/adoption and you don't have to take it all at once.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 2:37pm

What is the big deal with benefits tied to tax dollars? I am a federal employee - and the govt is the largest employer in the US - so technically ALL of my benefits are paid for with "tax dollars" (including my own I suppose).

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 2:45pm

Maybe there should be something like Personal Enrichment Leave.


In the academic world, this is a sabbatical. It is a benefit you acrue after years of service and can take within certain parameters. Not everyone uses it, but it is available for those that choose to do so if they meet the requirements. So the concept is there and there and could be applied to other situations and work environments.


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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 2:48pm
Getting an education does not require time off. And many employers do offer education benefits. Even though not all employees take advantage - or need to take advantage of tuition reimbursement.
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Registered: 03-21-2001
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 10:10pm
My sister worked full time and went nights for 10 years to get her bachelor's in accounting.
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Registered: 03-21-2001
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 10:13pm
good point. My first job paid for my master's. My last job paid for additional classes.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 06-06-2009 - 12:56pm
Yep.
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 06-06-2009 - 1:07pm
Just since you mentioned sabbaticals, it reminds me of a time that I took an Intro to Statistics course where the professor was actually on sabbatical at the time. The course was self-taught. We had the textbook, a proctor for exams, and a tutor that was available on Wednesdays. There were 15 chapters and a set of exams for each chapter. You could take exams on Mondays or Fridays, and if you made 85% or better on the exam (you never got the same exam, btw), you could move on to the next chapter. Your grade in the class was determined by how many chapters you could master by the end of the semester. It was weird and I have no idea how it got approved, but I really enjoyed it.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 06-07-2009 - 1:26am

It is an *insurance* program.

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