I am currently on pat leave for a company that offers a very generous policy for non birthing parents. I am planning to take the entire leave as its in the best interest of my family and allows for me to bond with my kids, but I'm finding a stigma seems to come with that. Peoples eyes light up when I tell them how long I'm off, and often make comments like "Oh thats nice, I was back to work the next day". I cant help but feel that my sales leadership might hold similar sentiments and this will hurt me in the long run. Anyone else experience something similar and have any advice on how best to navigate?
Pat leave stigma?