Full pay for a full year?! Don't think so! And I agree with the others, what she is referring to is a career break/sabattical which she can request at any time (down to her employer's discretion whether she gets it). Maternity leave is exactly that - it's for a very specific purpose!
Sorry but i agree with Blah and find it a little ridiculous, maternity leave is pretty self explanatory, its a right for people who choose to have children, if you dont choose it you dont get it simple as
Isnt that what holiday entitlement is for? When you need a "rest"
Sorry it was a bit rushed last night as Ed woke up. My argument with MIL was the same as a couple of others on here, maternity leave is to raise and bond with your child and if said person chooses not to have children she does not need the time to do this. MIL and DH both thought this was a bit harsh but I did at one point say that mat leave was like our "bonus" as such for contributing to the human race and the next generation and if she isn't going to do this she doesn't get it. Just glad I'm not alone in my view on this
Lol how ridiculous! Maternity leave isnt a bloody laugh now is it? I won't be getting full pay I will get £123 a week! Not my normal wage! If they didn't have maternity leave people would simply not be able to afford to have children. simple. Then who is going to pay for your pensions? God I really hate all the little snidey comments ( not on here but in "real life" lol) about me going on maternity leave etc. xxx
Its her choice not to have children, she needs to face the consiquences of that by not having any maternity leave. Same as the people who do have children have to face the much bigger consquences of raising future generations.
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