Quoting Spencer Pratt:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tανη [CNL]:</b>" Funny little article I found... ... [snip!] ... guaranteed 12wks fmla because they have less than 50 employees. My boss scoffed when asked for the day before my induction off."
That's HORRIBLE. Pack up and move to Cali. Lol. Here, it's quite customary to get at least 16 weeks off. I know a lot of people don't take that whole time because they can't afford to with the cut in your pay (SDI/EDD only pays 55-60% of what you make), but fortunately, I work for the State and am able to supplement my Vacation and Sick Leave to still get almost a full check while I'm off work. AND my mom (who also works for the state) can donate her vacation leave to me to use. It's not uncommon for a CA State employee to take off like 6-12 months when they have a baby. Your job is protected for a year and you can continue receiving pay as long as you've got the vacation leave built up. My coworker didn't go back to work till her son was 7 months old. My other coworker came back when he daughter was 11 months old.
I don't have enough leave (and my mom won't be able to donate that much) for me to do that, though. We haven't worked for the State long enough to have built up that much time. Some people earn 20 hours of Vacation each month. Lol. I wish.