« on: March 16, 2016, 11:24:43 pm »
So the baby is still stuck on the starting block a nd I've almost burned through the time I had allotted to be out of work. My employers are super cool about it, they've told me that I can have as much time as I need, not to stress about being gone from work, and it sounds like they might even give me a week PTO to cover some of it even though I technically wouldn't have any PTO to use until a year from my promotion to management, which was only about 6 weeks ago. Whatever isn't accounted for by that I can make up to them with a few weeks of creative scheduling, probably, but I still do have to go back to work sometime and I do still have to pay rent and bills and while I very much appreciate not having to worry about being out of a job or ending up on the street, I still feel like I shouldn't have to creatively mortgage my time just to be able to take care of my partner during a difficult last week of pregnancy and have a few days at home bonding with my new born baby and helping my partner recuperate.
So basically, fuck this entire pack of hind-tit-sucking halfwits of a country for not having a goddamned paid family leave plan like, oh, every other at-least-marginally-functioning nation-state on the ENTIRE PLANET except for PNG. That's it, us and PNG. Good fucking job.