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Paternity Leave

Does your company offer it? I'm about to have my second child and I'm taking a week off but I'll be out of pocket the whole time.Β 
Makes me wish I was still at Apple, where I could take 12 weeks at 100% salary and up to a year at 70%.Β 
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HindsightHarry
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+3
Account Executive
I strategically plan for my wife to give birth when it’s Q4 and I’m not gonna hit annual.
Mooney
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+12
Director of Sales
What state do you live in? In California, legally fathers get something like 9 weeks paid leave anytime throughout the first year of a baby’s life.
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Florida
Mooney
Politicker
+12
Director of Sales
Ah! Yea not many laws in place for this there, but hey beautiful beaches!
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SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
yes our company and laws offer it, it is amazing you get 1 full day leave. If your kid gets born on a weekend great news you are not eligible in using it...which is great! who wants to take time off from work?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
You would think companies would get with the times and offer this damn right. There are so many different circumstances now for bringing a baby home.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
ONE WEEK. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? Christ, we need to get it together about maternity/paternity leave in this country.
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Hahah they don’t even have a policy. I could probably take a lot more but I have really important shit that needs to get done so I’m lucky to just take a week.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I was equally outraged for him. 🀬
FamilyTruckster
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+7
Exec Director, Major Accounts
Took as much time as I could for each kid. Last one was three weeks, followed by another 2 weeks later in the year.Β 

first two was all standard PTO. Last was paternity. Was a game changer for #3
Tomahawk
Fire Starter
+2
AE Team Lead
My company offers 6 weeks that are *supposed* to be taken in 2-week chunks during the first 6 months, but it’s not tracked so it’s kind of a free for all. If you’re hitting metrics, nobody much cares, especially given the remote environment.
Santipodero
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+2
Sanix
I took the necessary time, the last mine was 1 month and a couple of weeks
OldDogNewTricks
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+5
Sales guy
We do unlimited PTO so yep paternity would be covered. We're not planning any more kids, ever though
FromaBlankPerspective
Politicker
+5
District Manager
Yes - I believe it’s 6 weeks? Maternity is also 6 weeks/8 weeks (paid) depending on the situation.Β 
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
I took off one week for both my children.Β  Used my standard vacation time.Β 
StraightCashHomey
Politicker
+2
Manager, Commercial Sales
Yes, 12 weeks.
Panda4489
Valued Contributor
+4
Business Development Manager
Took 8 weeks at my last spot.Β 

I negotiated 12 week full salary in my contact when I landed at my newest spot this year.
Hudsonsmom
Opinionated
+2
Area Sales Manager
Our company gives 3 months. It’s new and apparently β€œfrowned on” for using bc it means you’re just not manly enough if you actually want to participate in helping with a newborn. (Work for old school auto manufacturer - straight boys club so this fits)
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Living in Belgium I get a few weeks guaranteedΒ 
whissspy
Opinionated
+1
Commercial AE
Take as much as you can. You will never get that time back with your kids.
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