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The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting kthx.:" Whaaat?! You guys don't get to leave a few weeks before giving birth (paid)? "


nope ... unless you've got annual leave (you're entitled to 4 weeks annual leave here pro-rata) racked up. I have a weeks annual leave so mum is going to cover my mortgage for this month. Then I get paid $622 a week for 18 weeks after he's born.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67240 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" Sam that is def. a wizard in disguise you better watch yourself. He's trying to make sure you've got a good heart or some shit, I know I read books. You better offer him a beer to be safe."


I WANT TO KEEP HIM FOREVER!



Will Jager do? :lol:

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67240 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting TG3:" nope ... unless you've got annual leave (you're entitled to 4 weeks annual leave here pro-rata) racked ... [snip!] ... annual leave so mum is going to cover my mortgage for this month. Then I get paid $622 a week for 18 weeks after he's born."


Well, I guess it is a plus that you get 18 weeks of paid maternity leave. I think it's only 6 weeks here :(

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting TG3:" nope ... unless you've got annual leave (you're entitled to 4 weeks annual leave here pro-rata) racked ... [snip!] ... annual leave so mum is going to cover my mortgage for this month. Then I get paid $622 a week for 18 weeks after he's born."


I feel like if I'm ever in another English speaking country my first actions would be to suddenly freak out at local people and start yelling "Hello yes what are my rights here??"

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 75870 posts
27th Aug '13

You guys are so cute, lol.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
status 27th Aug '13
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" I feel like if I'm ever in another English speaking country my first actions would be to suddenly freak out at local people and start yelling "Hello yes what are my rights here??""


LMAO

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67240 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" I feel like if I'm ever in another English speaking country my first actions would be to suddenly freak out at local people and start yelling "Hello yes what are my rights here??""


omfg hahahah

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67240 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting bia.:" You guys are so cute, lol."


:D

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
27th Aug '13

Aww the frog wants to be your pet

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" I feel like if I'm ever in another English speaking country my first actions would be to suddenly freak out at local people and start yelling "Hello yes what are my rights here??""


I'm kinda the same :) especially the states since every state seems to have its own rules.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67240 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting M walls:" Aww the frog wants to be your pet"


I'm really thinking he wants inside :lol: I stood at the door and he jumped from the screen back onto the door. And kept following my face whenever I'd move. Then he crawled over to where the door latches shut. Lol. I'd so grab him if I knew my cat wouldn't eat him.... and if there wasn't a daddy long leg and a stink bug on the door as well :x

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting kthx.:" I'm really thinking he wants inside :lol: I stood at the door and he jumped from the screen back onto ... [snip!] ... so grab him if I knew my cat wouldn't eat him.... and if there wasn't a daddy long leg and a stink bug on the door as well :x"


Daddy long leg & stink bug won't hurt you. Our dog is scared of the toads outside

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67240 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting M walls:" Daddy long leg & stink bug won't hurt you. Our dog is scared of the toads outside"


I have an irrational fear of bugs :oops: I won't go onto my porch at night because of the bugs... when I come home from work and walk up to my building, I have to do a ground check to make sure I'm not walking into bug zone :oops: It's really bad :lol:

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
27th Aug '13
Quoting TG3:" I'm kinda the same :) especially the states since every state seems to have its own rules."


Nah, dude, America is easy. Like, even if you break a law, all you have to do is be personally offended by it and you'll get away with it. LOL.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
27th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" nope ... unless you've got annual leave (you're entitled to 4 weeks annual leave here pro-rata) racked ... [snip!] ... annual leave so mum is going to cover my mortgage for this month. Then I get paid $622 a week for 18 weeks after he's born."</blockquote>



It depends on who you work for. Our EBA entitles me to 12 weeks full pay on top of the government leave