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Cast Your Vote:

    • We should have some paid parental leave -- Votes: 46
    • If you want paid leave, pay for it yourself -- Votes: 19
khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting Coupon Lady:" I get 1000 dollars less being at home then working. So I am loosing not gaining anything. We are allowed ... [snip!] ... worked so many hours to recieve it, if you have not worked long enough to get it, you can still take it off, but its not paid."


Did you pay EVERYTHING that you are getting this year? No? Then, other taxpayers are financially supporting your lifestyle choice.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22985 posts
24th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tippie:</b>" When I worked in Calgary,Ab, I got to take the year off and was paid 55% of my regular earnings. Then ... [snip!] ... before and let them know). When I moved to the states I was pretty appalled that even the normal 6 week leave was unpaid for. "</blockquote>




It depends on the employer. Lots of employers pay for 6 weeks.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:</b>" No more women see FREE MONEY to have ... [snip!] ... through taxes that individuals pay. In Canada, we pay into our Employment Insurance and our parental leave is paid out of that."


I already said if its taken out of pay checks..what about the women who do not work? Or is it just for women who do work?

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" <blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Buzz ... [snip!] ... per week."</blockquote> That's way too much taken out of a check. No thanks, ill keep my money and invest or save it."


in total..not off of each check....its broken down for the last 12 months you have worked...kwim?

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" <blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Buzz ... [snip!] ... per week."</blockquote> That's way too much taken out of a check. No thanks, ill keep my money and invest or save it."


LOL i don't think you fully understand what she was saying. You GET up to 60% of your pay not pay it in.

* Sara * 2 kids; Texas 18864 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:" No more women see FREE MONEY to have children!! Its all about the money with alot of women..and hey have a child and get paid to stay home!"



There would be a cutoff number, I am sure. That's how Canada does things.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
24th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Buzz ... [snip!] ... per week."</blockquote> That's way too much taken out of a check. No thanks, ill keep my money and invest or save it."</blockquote>




It's not that much taken out of your pay...that what parents receive.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22985 posts
24th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Buzz ... [snip!] ... per week."</blockquote> That's way too much taken out of a check. No thanks, ill keep my money and invest or save it."</blockquote>




Agree. I don't need the government as my parent. I can be the adult and plan appropriately.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:</b>" No more women see FREE MONEY to have ... [snip!] ... through taxes that individuals pay. In Canada, we pay into our Employment Insurance and our parental leave is paid out of that."


If it's just your money, why don't you just keep more of your money and hold onto it until you go on maternity leave?

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
24th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Coupon Lady:</b>" I get 1000 dollars less being at home then working. So I am loosing not gaining anything. We are allowed ... [snip!] ... worked so many hours to recieve it, if you have not worked long enough to get it, you can still take it off, but its not paid."</blockquote>




That's not really paid leave, that's more or a savings thing. I would much rather be aloud to save my money an use it how I see fit. Get what I mean? Here when I am told paid leave, it's a benifit your job gives you, like 2 weeks off paid, not my money I saved to take time off

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45800 posts
24th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:</b>" I already said if its taken out of pay checks..what about the women who do not work? Or is it just for women who do work?"</blockquote>



Just parents who work...you have to pay into for a set amount of time before you can claim it.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:" I already said if its taken out of pay checks..what about the women who do not work? Or is it just for women who do work?"


only if you work..how can you take time off work if you dont have a job???

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" If it's just your money, why don't you just keep more of your money and hold onto it until you go on maternity leave?"


Ahhhh, and here it comes...... :wink:

* Sara * 2 kids; Texas 18864 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting Coupon Lady:" only if you work..how can you take time off work if you dont have a job???"

:twisted:



Lawlz.

Tippie 3 kids; Salem, Oregon 12579 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:" I already said if its taken out of pay checks..what about the women who do not work? Or is it just for women who do work?"

I had to be employed at least a year in order to be eligible for mat leave