Got My Mat Leave Sorted :)

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by zorak, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. zorak

    zorak Well-Known Member

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    I am so pleased, I officially agreed my mat leave with my boss today. I am in the US but due to the small size of the office I work in my company does not qualify for FMLA. My boss had said at the very start she'd be happy to give me a total of 12 weeks off using a combination of vacation, state disability and unpaid leave. However, after finding out that California offers 6 weeks disability pay for a vaginal birth and 6 weeks family bonding time (paid like disability) I asked if I could extend my leave a bit.

    So my last day of work is the 30th Aug (I'm due Sept 5th) and I don't return until the 9th Dec. So, I'm getting about 14 weeks.:happydance: The other good thing is that since I am going back in the middle of Dec this is our quietest time so I will have plenty of opportunity to work from home or just pop into the office with baby for a couple of hours. So he won't have to really start daycare full time until Jan when he will be about 4 months. :happydance:

    I'm so lucky to work for an understanding employer!
     
  2. CastawayBride

    CastawayBride Mother of Two

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    I worked mine out too but I am a State employee so I do get FMLA, I go out last week of August and back Feb. 1st! I cannot wait!!!
     
  3. zorak

    zorak Well-Known Member

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    The other good thing is that I have been able to keep 5 vacation days aside as well as some public holidays. Our vacation year runs April to April so I can take some time off after Christmas too.
     
  4. CastawayBride

    CastawayBride Mother of Two

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    Thats great! I am looking forward to being home for the holidays too....I can't wait! 11 weeks to go! lol
     
  5. cammy

    cammy Mummy To Alexander XD

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    Glad it worked out for you. Must be a huge stress reliever :D
     

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