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DREAMNSCHEME's Photo DREAMNSCHEME Posts: 4,096
11/3/09 10:09 A

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I just think it should be an option, if a guy wants to stay working the whole time then go ahead, if he wants to be home bonding then have that option to do so.


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11/3/09 10:02 A

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I dont see why not... i know a few guys that took paternity leave - mainly because they have multiple young children, i.e. 3 kinds under the age of 4.

I mean why not take the time off if you can?

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11/2/09 10:33 P

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LOL after the first couple of days of helping and doing what the wife wasn't up to i was just in the way. Although i did do that night feedings. Paternity leave...naw i don't think that it should be a required thing.

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11/2/09 2:11 P

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most company do not "pay" for the time off until short term disability takes affect after all the vacy and sick time are used....however if i am not mistaken under the FMLA laws taking paternity leave for bonding with a child (natural or adoption) is allowed...

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11/2/09 12:35 P

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Here in Canada parents get a year off for Maternity/Paternity leave. It can be divided as the family sees fit BUT both cannot be off for year. One year for one child...Like I have friends who take six months together and friends who take six months each. It works pretty well I guess. But whoever is going to take time off needs to be taking care of the kid I say, not jamming them in daycare while they sit around doing jack poop!

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11/2/09 12:13 P

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Yes, why not. You never know if the mother is going to go through PPD, who will take care of the little one when that happens.

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10/31/09 11:42 A

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I think yes. Why shouldn't a father have the opportunity to bond those first couple weeks just like a mother. It's not just a recovery time.

Edited by: DREAMNSCHEME at: 10/31/2009 (11:42)

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10/31/09 8:05 A

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No. As a general rule of thumb. But there are always going to be exceptions to that rule and in those cases they ought to be considered. However, I also believe that when interviewing for a job that information ought to be known and either asked by the potential employee or the emploer ought to offer up that info.

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10/30/09 11:30 P

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Should new fathers get paid time off work after a baby?
Why or why not?


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