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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Maternity Leave

With only one more pay check coming my way from LAST YEAR'S salary, (Oh, the joys of summer babies and BAD union contracts) this is sort of fitting for today. Perhaps we should move to Sweden. My Irish rellies never believe me when I tell them, "all unpaid.." I am taking my FMLA, however.  Tried for that spring chicken, it just didn't work out. You get what ya get and ya don't get upset!

Check out my Magic Beans friends weighing in on the issue...

And check out Sheri's clarification...
and I love what she says here:


The maternity leave system in the USA is broken, along with a lot of other really complex things that come along with running a big, huge country. Most of the other nations have figured it out - the US is one of the only countries in the world that doesn’t guarantee some sort of paid leave to new mothers. It’s a shame, and it needs to be addressed in a way that will not create huge burdens for small companies who are trying to get their businesses established or are struggling in a not-so-hot economy.

Doesn't FML stand for something else?


Oops, I forgot the A.

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Anonymous Family Health Benefits said...

Look into buying short term disability insurance before your next pregnancy. Your normal delivery will be covered, and will help create maternity leave pay and provide extra protection for complications.

Maternity leave income is available in the U.S. for those who plan ahead. Small businesses can make these policies available to employees at no cost, as the employees pay the premium by payroll deduction.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Grandad said...

If you look at the tables at the bottom of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_leave you will see that literally every single country in the world (even Afghanistan) has better paid maternity leave benefits than the US!

But fear not, according to your first commenter, you can always buy some private "disability" insurance for your "next" pregnancy.

Ain't life grand?

2:10 PM  

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