There are enough things to worry about when you’re pregnant, being bogged down with the intricacies of when and how you can take maternity leave – and whether you’ll get paid during that time – shouldn’t be one of them.
I’m pleased to bring you The Facts About Maternity Leave, an article published in the Palo Alto Menlo Park Parents’ Club‘s online newsletter today. Pop on over to get a few basic facts and tips before you go to your supervisor to negotiate the terms of your leave.
Yes, I said NEGOTIATE. Everything in life is negotiable, including death, taxes, and maternity leave. Come find out how to maximize your disability, recovery, and newborn bonding time and learn how to be your own advocate in this tricky process. I used these tips myself to successfully spearhead changes to my firm’s outdated maternity policy, extend my paid leave time, and bargain for flexible work arrangements.
Click the hyperlinks above or here to read the article. And check out PAMP, a great parents’ resource.